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PIB Headquarters
30 NOV 2021 5:30PM by PIB Delhi
PIB’S BULLETIN ON COVID-19

 

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  • 123.25 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive
  • Recovery Rate currently at 98.35%; Highest since March 2020
  • 10,116 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases Total Recoveries to 3,40,18,299
  • 6,990 new cases in the last 24 hours; lowest in 551 days
  • India's Active caseload stands at 1,00,543; lowest in 546 days
  • Active cases account for less than 1% of total cases, currently at 0.29%; Lowest since March 2020
  • Daily positivity rate (0.69%) less than 2% for last 57 days
  • Weekly Positivity Rate (0.84%) less than 1% for last 16 days
  • 64.13 cr Total Tests conducted so far

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COVID-19 Update

India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 123.25 Cr

More than 78.80 Lakh doses administered in the last 24 hours

Recovery Rate currently at 98.35%

6,990 New Cases reported in the last 24 hours

India's Active Caseload stands at 1,00,543

Weekly Positivity Rate (0.84%) less than 1% for last 16 days

 

With the administration of 78,80,545 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 123.25 Cr (1,23,25,02,767) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 1,28,09,178 sessions.

The break-up of the cumulative figure as per the provisional report till 7 am today include:

HCWs

1st Dose

1,03,83,687

2nd Dose

94,85,995

 

FLWs

1st Dose

1,83,78,712

2nd Dose

1,64,79,024

 

Age Group 18-44 years

1st Dose

45,75,06,390

2nd Dose

22,16,02,481

 

Age Group 45-59 years

1st Dose

18,44,67,641

2nd Dose

11,98,73,688

 

Over 60 years

1st Dose

11,55,24,746

2nd Dose

7,88,00,403

Total

1,23,25,02,767

 

The recovery of 10,116 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,40,18,299.

Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.35%.

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Sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs continue the trend of less than 50,000 Daily New Cases that is being reported for 156 consecutive days now.

6,990 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

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The Active Caseload presentlystands at 1,00,543. Active cases presently constitute 0.29% of the country's total Positive Cases, which is lowest since March 2020.

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The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 10,12,523 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 64.13 Cr (64,13,03,848) cumulative tests.

While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 0.84% remains less than 1% for the last 16 days now. The Daily Positivity rate reported to be 0.69%. The daily Positivity rate has remained below 2% for last 57 days and below 3% for 92 consecutive days now.

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Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs

More than 137 Crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs

More than 22.70 Crore balance and unutilized vaccine doses still available with States/UTs

The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.

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 vaccinemanufacturers in the country to States and UTs.

 

VACCINE DOSES

 

(As on 30th  November 2021)

SUPPLIED

1,37,71,08,100

BALANCE AVAILABLE  

22,70,98,006

More than 137 crore (1,37,71,08,100) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far through Govt of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category.

More than 22.70 Cr (22,70,98,006) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.

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Centre reviews Public Health Preparedness with States/UTs in view of new COVID19 Variant (OMICRON) reported by WHO

The OMICRON Variant doesn't escape RTPCR and RAT; States advised to ramp up Testing for prompt and early identification of any cases

States advised to Ensure Strengthened infrastructure, Adequate availability and stock of Drugs, Supervised home isolation

“Har Ghar Dastak” vaccination Campaign extended till 31st December with focus on full vaccination

Union Health Secretary, Shri Rajesh Bhushan chaired a high-level meeting with States/UTs to review COVID-19 public health response measures and preparedness amid reports of Omicron variant of COVID19 across various countries, here today in the presence of Dr V K Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog.

The meeting was attended by Shri Rajiv Bansal, Secretary, MoCA, Dr. Balram Bhargava, Secretary (Health Research) & DG ICMR, Dr. Sujeet K. Singh, Director, NCDC, State Health Secretaries, MDs (NHM), representative from Ministry of External Affairs, Bureau of Immigration (BOI), State Airport Public Health Officials (APHOs) and other officials from the states/UTs.

Reiterating that the revised Guidelines and advisories of the Union Health Ministry in view of the new variant of COIVID19 have been shared with the states, Union Health Secretary advised States to not to let their guards down, and keep a strict vigil on the international passengers coming to the country through various airports, ports and land border crossings.

The states were specially advised to -

  • Undertake effective Surveillance of International Passengers: Testing of samples of international travelers coming from "At Risk" Countries on 1st Day and retesting on 8th Day needs to be done. International passengers from “at risk” countries are being advised to prepare to wait at the airports till the report of the RT-PCR test has come, and not book connecting flights beforehand.
  • To send all positive samples for genome sequencing to INSACOG Labs (mapped with states) promptly. States to undertake contact tracing of positive individuals and follow up for 14 days.
  • Enhance Testing: Strengthen the testing infrastructure and strictly implement the testing guidelines. Stats to ensure ample testing in each district while maintaining RT-PCR ratio.
  • Effective Monitoring of Hotspots: Continued monitoring of areas where recent cluster of positive cases have emerged. Sending of all positive samples for genome sequencing to designated INSACOG Lab in a prompt manner.
  • Effective and regular monitoring of home isolation cases, with physical visits to homes of passengers from “at-risk” countries. The status of those who are negative after the test on the 8th day to also be physically monitored by the state administration.
  • Ensuring augmentation of Health Infrastructure: Ensure preparedness of health infrastructure (availability of ICU, O2 beds, ventilators, etc.). To implement ECRP-II, with focus on rural areas and for paediatric cases. Early implementation of sanctioned PSA plants, along with ensuring seamless supply of logistics, drugs, O2 cylinders, etc.
  • Co-ordinate with APHOs for list of positive travelers, including details of all international travelers, and strengthen support to them for effective surveillance.
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  • Daily monitoring by the State Surveillance Officer to track and contain the spread of transmission of any VoCs in the country, especially from any recent clusters of positive cases.
  • Regular dissemination of evidence and science based information on the merging scenario to be shared with the masses through weekly media briefings reemphasized.

Terming the reported emergence of the new COVID19 variant as a “pandemic within a pandemic”, Dr V K Paul stated that the country is richer in its knowledge of management of COVID19. He again underlined the continued importance of COVID Appropriate behavior, avoiding large gatherings and ramping up vaccination. Noting the critical role of vaccination as a powerful defense against COVID19, the "Har Ghar Dastak" vaccination campaign has been extended till 31st Dec with focus on 100% first dose coverage, and completing backlog of second dose vaccination. States have been advised to ramp up the pace and coverage of COVID19 vaccination.

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