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Posted On: 19 JUL 2021 5:48PM by PIB Delhi



  • 40.64 Cr. Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive
  • 3,03,08,456 total recoveries across the country so far
  • Recovery Rate increases to 97.32%
  • 38,660 patients have recovered during the last 24 hours
  • India has reported 38,164 new cases in the last 24 hours
  • India's Active Caseload currently stands at 4,21,665
  • Active cases constitute 1.35% of total cases
  • Weekly Positivity Rate remains below 5%, currently at 2.08%
  • Daily positivity rate at 2.61%, less than 3% for 28 consecutive days
  • Testing capacity substantially ramped up – 44.54 crore tests conducted(Total)









COVID-19 Update

India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 40.64 Cr

Recovery Rate increases to 97.32%

38,164 Daily New Cases reported in last 24 hours

India's Active Caseload (4,21,665) presently constitutes 1.35% of total cases

Daily Positivity Rate (2.61%) less than 3% for 28 consecutive days


India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded40.64crores. Cumulatively, 40,64,81,493 vaccine doses have been administered through 50,69,232 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. 13,63,123 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.These include:


1st Dose


2nd Dose



1st Dose


2nd Dose


Age Group 18-44 years

1st Dose


2nd Dose


Age Group 45-59 years

1st Dose


2nd Dose


Over 60 years

1st Dose


2nd Dose





The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination has commenced from 21st June, 2021. The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country.

Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,03,08,456 people have already recovered from COVID-19 and 38,660 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 97.32%, which is showing a sustained increasing trend.


India has reported 38,164 daily new cases in the last 24 hours.

Less than 50,000 Daily New Cases have been reported since twenty-two continuous days. This is a result of sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs.


India’s Active Caseload today stands at 4,21,665 and active cases now constitute 1.35% of the country's total Positive Cases.


With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, a total of 14,63,593tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. Cumulatively, India has conducted over 44.54 crore (44,54,22,256) tests so far.

While on one side testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, a continued decline in weekly case positivity is noticed. Weekly Positivity Rate is currently at 2.08% while the Daily Positivity rate stands at 2.61% today. Daily Positivity rate has remained less than 3% for 28 consecutive days, and has remained below 5%for 42 consecutive days now.

Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1736656



COVID-19 Vaccination Update


More than 42.15 Crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs

More than 2.60 Crore balance and unutilized doses still available with States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered


As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In the new phase of the universalization of the COVID19 vaccination drive, the Union Government will procure and supply (free of cost) 75% of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to States and UTs.


(As on 19 July 2021)












More than 42.15 crore (42,15,43,730) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far, through all sources.

Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 39,55,31,378 doses (as per data available at 8 AM today).

More than 2.60 Cr (2,60,12,352) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered.

Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1736657


B.1.617.2, known as the Delta variant, is around 40-60 percent more transmissible than Alpha Variant- Dr. N K Arora, Co- Chair, INSACOG

“Current vaccines are effective against Delta Variant as per the studies undertaken by ICMR on the issue”

“Any future waves will be controlled and delayed if more people get vaccinated and follow COVID-Appropriate Behaviour effectively”

It is difficult to say that the disease caused due to Delta Variant is more severe- Dr. N K Arora


In a recent interview, Dr N K Arora, co-chair, Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) elaborates about the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for testing and follow-up on variants, what makes the Delta variant so transmissible, how genomic surveillance can help contain its spread, and reemphasises on the importance of COVID appropriate behaviour.

Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1736665


Steel Sector took Steps to Fight Covid-19


Peak Supply of 4749 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen during Pandemic


165 Oxygen Concentrators and 4 PSA Plants established by Steel PSUs


The steps taken by steel sector to fight the Covid-19 pandemic and bring relief to the people include:-

(i)        Enhancing Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) production and supply;

(ii)       Earmarking beds for Covid patients in hospitals within the steel plants;

(iii)      Establishment of Jumbo Covid Care facilities using supply of gaseous oxygen;

(iv)      Commissioning of Pressure Swing Absorption (PSA) units in steel plants;

(v)       Arranging additional ventilators, Oxygen concentrators, CPAP machines;

(vi)      Organizing vaccination drives.

Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1736734


Jumbo Covid Care Hospitals with 1554 Opened by Public Sector Steel Companies


The public sector steel companies in the country have opened the following jumbo COVID care hospitals/facilities in their steel plants during the pandemic using their own resources. No allocation has been made by the Government for this purpose:-


Steel PSU


No. of Beds


RashtriyaIspat Nigam Limited (RINL)




Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)















Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1736731


Inputs from PIB Field Offices


Maharashtra: Maharashtra on Sunday reported 9,000 COVID-19 cases and 180 deaths, taking the tally to 62,14,190 and the toll to 1,27,031. The number of recoveries reached 59,80,350 after 5,756 people were discharged from hospitals leaving the state with 1,03,486 active cases. Total number of tests conducted so far 4,54,81,252.

Gujarat: Gujarat reported 33 fresh Covid-19 cases yesterday. With 71 people getting discharged in the last 24 hours, state's recovery rate has now reached to 98.72 %. Only one death was reported in Ahmedabad due to Covid 19 yesterday, taking the toll to 10,076. At present, there are 493 active cases in the state.

Madhya Pradesh: The recovery count of the state is 7,80,927, while the toll stands at 10,512 with no death reported. There are 219 active COVID-19 cases in the state.

Chattisgarh: Chhattisgarh on Sunday reported 165 COVID-19 cases and two deaths, taking the tally to 9,99,853 and the toll to 13,496. The number of recoveries reached 9,82,638 after 53 people were discharged from hospitals and 228 completed home isolation during the day, leaving the state with 3,719 active cases. With 26,833 samples being examined on Sunday, the number of tests in the state went up to 1,09,15,132.More than 1.11 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the state till Saturday, with 90,92,377 people getting the first jab and 20,16,679 receiving the second one as well.

Rajasthan: 26 fresh coronavirus cases and 1 fatality linked to the disease were recorded in Rajasthan on Sunday, pushing the infection count to 9,53,360 and the death toll to 8,950. The new fatality was reported in Pratapgarh, while a maximum of five fresh COVID-19 cases were registered in Jaipur. The number of active novel coronavirus cases in the state is 472. A total of 9,43,938 people in Rajasthan have recovered from the infection, according to the bulletin.

Goa: The State Level Curfew Order has been extended up to 7am, 26 July 2021, with the same restrictions and relaxations. Goa’s total COVID cases stand at 1,69,740 and death toll is 3,111. The number of recoveries has reached 1,65,067 leaving the state with 1,562 active cases.

KERALA: According to health departmentstatistics, 5.24 lakh healthcare workers have taken first dose of Covid vaccine. Those who took thesecond dose stood at 4.42 lakh. More than 50 percent ofpeople above 18 years of age have been given the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19. A total of1,67,78,117 people have received the first and second dose. Of these 1,20,47,872 received the first doseand 47,30,245 got the second dose. The state confirmed 13,956 COVID-19 cases on Sunday. As of now,there are 1,25,041 active cases in the state. The state confirmed 81 deaths due to the virus on Sundaywith the toll rising to 15,350. The test positivity rate stands at 10.69.

TAMIL NADU: Tamil Nadu recorded 2,079 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the number of persons undertreatment to 27,897. So far, 25,35,402 persons have tested positive, according to the daily bulletin ofthe Directorate of Public Health.A total of 82,009 persons were vaccinated in 1,318 sessions in the State on Sunday. Till date,1,80,003,527 persons have been inoculated.

KARNATAKA: On Sunday, the state registered 1,708 new cases, out of which 23% or 386 cases werefound in Bengaluru Urban.

ANDHRA PRADESH: State reported 2974 new Covid-19 cases after testing 1,05,024 samples with 17deaths, while 3290 got discharged during the last 24 hours. Total cases: 19,40,096; Active cases: 24,708;Discharges: 19,02,256; Deaths: 13,132. A total of 1,86,49,052 doses of Covid vaccines have beenadministered in the state as on yesterday, which include 1,45,13,707 first doses and 41,35,345 seconddoses.

TELANGANA:As many as 578 new daily cases and three fatalities were reported yesterday taking thetotal number of cases in the state to 6,36,627 and fatalities to 3,759. The recovery rate among Covidpatients has increased to 97.86 percent against the national average of 97.28 percent. The Case FatalityRate (CFR) in the state is reported to be 0.59 percent against the national average of 1.3 percent. Thenumber of Active Cases in the state now stands at 9,824.

Assam: A total of 15 Covid deaths were reported in Assam in the last 24 hours, while 1,329 new infections were detected. 31% adults have received Covid vaccine in Assam. 15.26 lakh beneficiaries have been vaccinated with the second dose so far.

Manipur: 963 new cases, 11 deaths, 15.6 pc positivity rate reported. As on July 17, a total of 25,769 people received their vaccination shots to take the total number of doses administered to 10,36,124. Out of this the number of people who have received their second dose is 1,13,277.

Meghalaya: Meghalaya on Sunday recorded 388 fresh positive cases while 483 patients recuperated from the viral infection. Six patients succumbed to the infection, taking the coronavirus death toll to 945. At present, there are 3,979 active cases in Meghalaya while the total number of recoveries stands at 52,464.

Nagaland: Nagaland reports 106 new Covid cases and 4 deaths on Sunday. Active cases are 1149 while tally reaches 26,682. Out of 14,549 COVID-19 cases in Nagaland till July 16, a total of 2090 were students, according to official data provided by the State Health Authority. It amounted to 14.36% of the total cases in 2021.

Sikkim: State reported three fresh Covid relateddeaths during the last 24hours. As per health department data released today, Sikkim reported 155 new positive cases of Coronavirus out of 931 samples tested and 98recoveries during this period. The State’s total caseload stands at 23392with 2308 active cases. Death toll has risen to 324 while 20498 patients have recovered so far. Sikkim recorded 16.6% positivityand 88.6% recovery rate during last 24 hours.


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