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COVID-19 Compendium: Official Information on COVID-19 Released by India and the WHO in November [HTML and PDF]

Health workers conduct a door to door survey to assess the COVID-19 situation in New Delhi, on November 23, 2020. India has more than 9 million cases of coronavirus, second behind the United States. Photo: AP

An up-to-date compilation of official information released by the Government of India from January 17, 2020, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) for the month of November. Links to articles published by The Hindu Centre on Politics and Public Policy on COVID-19, daily State-wise Status by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, all-India SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Testing Status by the Indian Council of Medical Research, and the WHO's Global Situation Reports and India Updates are also provided on this page.

COVID-19 updates from India and the World 

COVID-19 Statewise Status - November 2020 Source: MoHFW, Government of IndiaWHO Global Situation Reports on COVID-19 - November 2020 Source: World Health Organization
PIB Daily Bulletin on COVID19 - November 2020 Source: PIB, Government of IndiaThe WHO's India Updates on COVID-19 - November 2020. [PDF 3.98 MB]
Source: World Health Organization - India
Daily Updates from Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi (ICMR) [External Link]
Source: ICMR, New Delhi
Find answers about Coronavirus. [External Link]
Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency

PIB Press Releases – COVID-19 

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Press Releases in November

November 30, 2020

1083. COVID-19: Guidelines on disinfection of common public places including offices - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID -19) is an acute respiratory disease caused by a novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), transmitted in most instances through respiratory droplets, direct contact with cases and also through contaminated surfaces/objects. Though the virus survives on environmental surfaces for varied period of time, it gets easily inactivated by chemical disinfectants. Click here for PDF.

1082. SOP on preventive measures in markets to contain spread of COVID-19 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Marketplaces are visited by large number of people for their daily needs, shopping, entertainment, and food. Amid COVID pandemic, with gradual opening of economic activities, markets are witnessing high footfalls. Such large gatherings, without observance of COVID19 appropriate behaviour have the potential to spread Coronavirus disease. 1.06 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in]. Click here for PDF.

1081. Dr. Harsh Vardhan distributes masks and soaps with Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) at Old Delhi Railway Station - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

“We will soon be completing eleven months in our fight against COVID.Since then,our biggest weapon is mask and sanitizer.” 1.45 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1677121]. Click here for PDF.

1080. PM interacts with three teams working on developing & manufacturing COVID-19 vaccine - Prime Minister's Office

The Prime Minister on Monday had virtual meetings with 3 teams working on developing & manufacturing vaccine for COVID-19. These teams were from Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd Pune, Biological E Ltd Hyderabad and Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd Hyderabad. 1.06 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1677120]. Click here for PDF.

1079. Sustained shedding of Active Caseload (4.74%) continues. Total tests in India cross landmark of 14 Cr - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh have reported Maximum Decline in Active Cases in past 1 month. Total tests in India cross landmark of 14 Cr. In the last 24 hours, only 38,772 persons were found to be infected with COVID in India. In the same period, India also registered 45,333 new recoveries ensuring a net reduction of 6,561 cases from Active Caseload. 12.02 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1677113]. Click here for PDF.

November 29, 2020

1078. Government Launches Mission COVID Suraksha to accelerate Indian COVID-19 Vaccine Development - Ministry of Science & Technology

The Government of India (GOI) has announced the third stimulus package of Rs. 900 Crore for the Mission COVID Suraksha- The Indian COVID-19 Vaccine Development Mission. This grant will be provided to the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) for Research & Development of Indian COVID-19 vaccines. 5.45 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1676998]. Click here for PDF.

1077. 22 States/UTs have Case Fatality Rate less than the National Average - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

70.97% of the 496 case fatalities reported in the past 24 hours are contributed by eight States/UTs ie Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Haryana, Punjab, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Delhi with 89 deaths reported the maximum new fatalities. Maharashtra follows closely with 88 deaths. West Bengal reported 52 deaths. 1.31 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1676951]. Click here for PDF.

November 28, 2020

1076. Prime Minister reviews COVID Vaccine Development in Pune, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad, asks scientists and doctors for suggestions to improve vaccine distribution - Prime Minister's Office

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a 3-city tour to Serum Institute of India in Pune, Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad and Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad today, to personally review the development and manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccine. 7.38 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1676814]. Click here for PDF.

1075. CSIR-CCMB’s Dry Swab direct RT-PCR method for Coronavirus detection receives ICMR approval - Ministry of Science & Technology

The simple and fast method of Dry Swab-Direct RT-PCR, developed by CSIRs constituent lab Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) Hyderabad for scaling up of SARS-CoV-2 detection has now been approved by ICMR based on their independent validation. 2.58 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1676707]. Click here for PDF.

1074. 69% of the daily new cases are contributed by eight States/UT i.e. Maharashtra, Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal ,Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Chhattisgarh - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Active Caseload of India stands at 4,54,940 today Present contribution of Active Caseload to India’s total positive cases is 4.87%. 11.32 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1676679]. Click here for PDF.

November 27, 2020

1073. PM to visit Vaccine facilities in three cities tomorrow - Prime Minister's Office

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will embark on a 3 city visit to personally review the vaccine development and manufacturing process. He will visit the Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad, Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad and Serum Institute of India in Pune. As India enters a decisive phase of the fight against COVID-19, The Prime Minister’s visit to these facilities and discussions with the scientists will help him get a first-hand perspective of the preparations, challenges and roadmap in India’s endeavour to vaccinate its citizens. 4.36 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1676468]. Click here for PDF.

1072. 70% of India’s Active Caseload from Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal, and Chhattisgarh - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Active Caseload of India stands at 4,55,555 today. Present contribution of Active Caseload to India’s total positive cases is 4.89%. About 70% (69.59%) of the total Active Cases is contributed by eight States/UT i.e. Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh. Maharashtra leads the tally with 87,014 total active COVID cases, as of today. Kerala has recorded 64,615 active cases, while Delhi follows with 38,734 total active cases. 11.21 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1676360]. Click here for PDF.

 

November 26, 2020

1071. India’s 61% of Daily New Cases contributed by Kerala, Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

44,489 new confirmed COVID cases have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country. Of these, 60.72% is contributed by six States/UT i.e. Kerala, Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Kerala leads the tally with 6,491 new COVID cases. Maharashtra has reported 6,159 new cases, while Delhi registered another 5,246 new cases in the last 24 hours. 12.03 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1675975]. Click here for PDF.

November 25, 2020

1070. NITI Aayog releases ‘Mitigation and Management of Covid-19: Practices from India’s States & UTs’ - NITI Aayog

Seeking to document and disseminate various practices adopted by states/UTs to enhance the effectiveness of Covid prevention and management initiatives in their local context. 5.48 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1675699]. Click here for PDF.

1069. MHA Guidelines for Surveillance, Containment and Caution - Ministry of Home Affairs

States/ UTs mandated to strictly enforce containment measures, SOPs on various activities and COVID-Appropriate behavior and exercise caution and regulate crowds. 4.29 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1675624]. Click here for PDF.

1068. Exponential rise in India’s testing; Cumulative tests nearing 13.5Cr. Consistent fall in cumulative Positivity Rate as Testing increases - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has demonstrated a consistent increase in the COVID-19 testing infrastructure since Jan 2020 resulting in an exponential increase in its testing numbers. With 11,59,032 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the cumulative tests are nearing 13.5 crore (13,48,41,307). Comprehensive and widespread testing on a sustained basis has resulted in bringing down the positivity rate. 10.58 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1675537]. Click here for PDF.

November 24, 2020

1067. Multilateral cooperation is the key to overcoming global challenges such as COVID-19: Dr. Harsh Vardhan - Ministry of Science & Technology

“Our premier institution – the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) - is involved in the trial of COVID-19 vaccines’ executions. India is also hosting clinical trials for all the major vaccine contenders. About 30 vaccines are in different stages of development in India. Two of them are in the most advanced stage of development - COVAXIN developed through ICMR-Bharat Biotech collaboration and COVISHIELD from the Serum Institute of India. 4.29 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1675327]. Click here for PDF.

1066. PM chairs high level meeting with CMs to review status and preparedness of COVID-19 response and management - Prime Minister's Office

Modalities of COVID-19 vaccine delivery, distribution and administration discussed Just like the focus in the fight against COVID has been on saving each and every life, the priority will be to ensure that vaccine reaches everyone: PM. 3.09 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1675286]. Click here for PDF.

1065. India reports less than 40K Daily New Cases Active Caseload continues to shrink, less than 4.4 lakh active cases recorded Daily Positivity Rate dips below 4%- stands at 3.45% - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has registered less than 40,000 daily new cases after six days. The number of daily new cases in the last 24 hours is 37,975. For the last 17 days in a row, daily new cases have been sustained below the 50,000 mark, since 8th November. India’s testing infrastructure has seen a significant boost with 2,134 labs across the country. Keeping in line with its commitment to conduct more than one million tests every day, 10,99,545 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. India’s total cumulative tests cross 13.3 cr (13,36,82,275). 12.34 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1675246]. Click here for PDF.

November 23, 2020

1064. India’s Active Caseload remains below 5% of Total Cases. Recovery Rate sustained above 93%. Less than 50,000 Daily New Cases since the last 16 days - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s present active caseload (4,43,486) is 4.85% of the total Positive Cases, and has been sustained below the 5% mark. The Recovery Rate continues to be above 93% as 93.68% of all cases have recovered as of date. In the last 24 hours, the country registered 41,024 new recoveries in the last 24 hours taking the total recovered cases to 85,62,641. The gap between Recovered cases and Active cases is steadily increasing and presently stands at 81,19,155. 11.38 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1675020]. Click here for PDF.

November 22, 2020

1063. Centre rushes high level teams to Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh to support the States in COVID response and management - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Union Government has decided to depute high level Central Teams to Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh to support the States in COVID response and management. These States have been either reporting a rise in the number of active cases i.e. those who are hospitalized or are in home isolation under medical supervision, or demonstrating a rise in the daily new cases.Active Caseload declines to 4.85% of Total Cases Recovery Rate increases to 93.69%. 11.24 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1674849]. Click here for PDF.

November 21, 2020

1062. All Guidelines being followed by Lal Bahadur Shashtri National Academy of Administration to handle Spread of COVID 19 - Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

57 Officer Trainees have tested Covid positive at the Lal Bahadur Shashtri National Academy of Administration, since 20/11/2020. A total of 428 Officer Trainees are on campus for the 95th Foundation Course which is conducted for new entrants to the Civil Services. 5.43 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1674730]. Click here for PDF.

1061. India crosses a Landmark Milestone in Testing with more than 13 cr tests. Active Caseload falls to 4.86% of Total Cases - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has crossed yet another landmark milestone in the fight against the global pandemic. Keeping in line with its commitment to conduct more than one million tests every day, 10,66,022 samples were tested in the last 24 hours which has increased India’s total cumulative tests to 13,06,57,808. The last one crore tests were conducted in a span of just 10 days. 11.44 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1674641]. Click here for PDF.

November 20, 2020

1060. AYUSH – DBT Collaboration takes Scientific Research into Covid 19 to advanced levels of sophistication - AYUSH

The first animal study in India on SARS-CoV-2 virus (the cause of Covid-19) which arose out of a collaboration between Ministry of AYUSH and Department of Bio-Technology (DBT), has moved into its final stages.  One among the most sophisticated research projects in the Covid-19 context in the country, this concerns pre-clinical studies on four oral interventions have already been taken up for clinical studies through another collaboration of the Ministry of AYUSH, the partner in this one being the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). 5.01 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1674415]. Click here for PDF.

1059. Health Ministry’s eSanjeevani completes 8 Lakh consultations - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has seen a landmark achievement in the space of digital health initiatives. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s eSanjeevani, the national telemedicine initiative, has completed 8 lakh consultations today. 2.53 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1674350]. Click here for PDF.

1058.  Centre rushes High Level Teams to 4 States; contemplating for others too - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Centre advises States/UTs to increase testing levels to track the undetected and missed out patients. High levels of Testing ensures falling Positivity Rate. Active Caseload remains below 5% of Total Cases. 12.13 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1674303]. Click here for PDF.

1057. The contribution of HWCs in COVID response and management is unique: Dr Harsh Vardhan - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India records a landmark milestone with operationalisation of more than 50,000 Ayushman Bharat Health & Wellness Centres (HWCs). Dr Harsh Vardhan congratulates States/UTs on this achievement. The contribution of HWCs in COVID response and management is unique: Dr Harsh Vardhan. 6.43 cr people screened for hypertension, 5.23 cr for diabetes and 6.14 cr for cancers. 9.19 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1674243]. Click here for PDF.

November 19, 2020

1056. Centre rushes High Level Central teams to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has deputed high level Central teams to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur. With the surge in the daily new cases and the spike in the daily fatalities in UT of Delhi, the spillover effect is being observed in the NCR regions within the states of Haryana and Rajasthan where the number of COVID positive patients is on the rise. 3.08 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1674001]. Click here for PDF.

1055. Health Ministry approves new category for selection and nomination of candidates from 'Wards of COVID Warriors' under Central Pool MBBS/BDS seats for the academic year 2020-21 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare today announced the Government’s decision to introduce a new category called 'Wards of COVID Warriors' in the guidelines for selection and nomination of candidates against Central Pool MBBS seats for the academic Year 2020-21. 12.49 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1673965]. Click here for PDF.

1054. Daily trend of Recoveries outpacing New Cases ensures continuous shedding of Active Caseload - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

In the last 24 hours, 45,576 persons were found to be infected with COVID in IndiaDuring the same period, India has registered 48,493 new recoveries ensuring a net reduction of 2917 cases from the Active Caseload. 11.30 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1673940]. Click here for PDF.

November 18, 2020

1053. India continues to record more Daily Recoveries than Daily cases for 46th day. Eleventh Day of less than 50K Daily New Cases - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has continued the unbroken trend of the daily new recoveries outpacing the daily new additions for more than 1.5 months. The country also reported less than 50,000 new daily cases for the eleventh continuous day. 44,739 COVID-19 patients recovered in the last 24 hours against just 38,617 newly detected cases. This translates to a net reduction of 6,122 in the Active Caseload which now stands at 4,46,805. The active caseload as on date comprises merely 5.01% of all COVID19 cases. 12.43 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1673680]. Click here for PDF.

 

November 17, 2020

1052. Low Mortality Rate does not mean we can risk the lives of others: Member (Health), NITI Aayog - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India is much ahead of Russia, France and UK in number of daily COVID tests conducted: Health Secretary. 7.43 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1673517]. Click here for PDF.

1051. India records 30K Daily New Cases for the second successive day. Daily Recoveries continuously exceed Daily COVID19 Cases since the last 1.5 months - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has been recording around 30,000 daily new cases for the last two consecutive days. 29,163 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. The country has also seen less than 50,000 daily new cases being registered continuously for the past ten days. 11.27 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1673386]. Click here for PDF.

November 16, 2020

1050. India records more Daily New Recoveries than Daily New Cases for 44 successive days. Active Caseload declines to 4.65 lakhs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has continued the unbroken trend of the daily new recoveries outpacing the daily new additions for the 44th day. 43,851 COVID-19 patients recovered in the last 24 hours against just 30,548 newly detected cases. This translates to a net reduction of 13,303 in the Active Caseload which now stands at 4,65,478. 11.37 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1673111]. Click here for PDF.

November 15, 2020

1049.  Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah directs slew of measures for controlling the spread of Covid-19 in Delhi at a review meeting - Ministry of Home Affairs

RT-PCR testing capacity in Delhi to be doubled. In view of the shortage of medical staff in Delhi, it was decided to provide additional doctors and paramedical staff from the CAPFs and they would soon be airlifted to Delhi. 8.36 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1673080]. Click here for PDF.

1048. India reports less than 50K New Daily Cases since the last 8 days. Active Caseload Continues to further contract - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has reported less than 50,000 new daily cases for the eight continuous day. In the last 24 hours, only 41,100 persons were found to be infected with COVID in India. Daily New Cases last crossed the 50K threshold on 7th November. Apart from the successful dissemination of COVID Appropriate Behaviour among the varied population groups, this trend assumes wider significance as many countries in Europe and America continue to see a surge in their daily numbers. 12.30 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1672993]. Click here for PDF.

 

November 14, 2020

1047. India’s Active Caseload further contracts to 4.8 Lakhs. Daily New Recoveries outnumbering Daily New Cases pushes Recovery Rate to more than 93% - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Registering a four-day streak of less than 5 lakh active cases, India’s active caseload has shrunk to 4,80,719 as on date. The share of Active Cases in the total Positive Cases has further decreased to 5.48%. The trend of new recoveries exceeding new cases every day continues continuously as 44,684 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours against 47,992 recoveries. 11.32 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1672862]. Click here for PDF.

 

November 13, 2020

1046. India’s Active Caseload drops below 4.85 Lakhs. Daily New Recoveries continue to outnumber Daily New Cases - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s active cases today stand at 4,84,547, much below the 5-lakh mark. This is the third day of the active cases being sustained below the 5-L mark. Their share in the total Positive Cases stands at only 5.55%. This has been made possible by the trend of recoveries exceeding new cases which has ensured a total net reduction of the Active Caseload. 12.34 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1672562]. Click here for PDF.

November 12, 2020

1045. Finance Minister announces measures on AatmaNirbhar Bharat 3.0 - Ministry of Finance

A new Scheme “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana” launched. Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme for MSMEs, businesses, MUDRA borrowers and individuals extended till March 31, 2021 and additional credit up to 20%. Production Linked Incentive worth ₹ 1.46 Lakh crore offered to 10 champion sectors. ₹900 crore is being provided for Research and Development of Indian COVID Vaccine. 6.05 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1672321]. Click here for PDF.

1044. Presentation of details under Aatmanirbhar Bharat Package 3.0 - Ministry of Finance

Presentation of details under Aatmanirbhar Bharat Package 3.0 to support Indian economy in fight against COVID-19 as announced by Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman. 3.14 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1672260]. Click here for PPT.

1043. India reports less than 50K Daily New Cases for the 5th continuous day. Active Caseload under 4.9 lakhs, share in Total Cases drops to 5.63% - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

For the successive fifth day, new cases reported in the last 24 hours did not cross the 50,000 mark. 47,905 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The trend of daily new recoveries outnumbering daily new cases continues for the 40th Day with 52,718 new recoveries registered in the last 24 hours. 11.10 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1672179]. Click here for PDF.

November 11, 2020

1042. Dr. Harsh Vardhan showcases India’s fight against COVID to his BRICS Counterparts - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

“Decentralized but Unified mechanism to provide Universal, Accessible, Equitable and Affordable Health Care to one and all was the driving force behind our Unique Response Strategy for COVID-19”. 5.12 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1671948]. Click here for PDF.

1041. Dr. Harsh Vardhan reviews COVID situation and public health measures with Chief Ministers, Health Ministers and senior State officials of 7 States - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

“Prime Minister’s Jan-Andolan advocating COVID Appropriate Behaviour sums up the best available strategy to contain COVID”. “Need for heightened caution during the Festive and Winter seasons to not squander the gains made so far”. “COVID Appropriate Behaviour is the most potent Social Vaccine”. 4.29 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1671928]. Click here for PDF.

1040. India scales several unprecedented peaks. ​​​​​​​Active Caseload falls below 5 lakhs. Total Recoveries cross 80 lakhs, Cumulative Tests cross 12 crores - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has crossed several landmark milestones in its collective fight against the global pandemic. The active caseload of India has fallen under the 5 lakh mark for the first time after 106 days. Today, the total burden of active cases is pegged at 4,94,657. It was 4,96,988 on 28 July. With this, the Active Caseload stands at 5.73% of the total positive cases. 11.58 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1671857]. Click here for PDF.

November 10, 2020

1039. We have a plan to ensure that vaccines would be available to all priority population groups, irrespective of the region where they reside: Health Secretary - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

We are in a position to not only augment and strengthen, but also add to our cold chain capabilities: Health Secretary. More than 79 lakh COVID-19 patients have recovered in India - highest number of recoveries in the world: Health Secretary. 6.30 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1671755]. Click here for PDF.

1038. India reports less than 40K Daily New Cases. Active Caseload and Daily Fatalities continue to shrink - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has registered less than 40,000 daily new cases after six days. The number of daily new cases in the last 24 hours is 38,073. For the third day in a row, daily new cases have been sustained below the 50,000 mark. This assumes significance in the context of some countries reporting a very number i.e. as high as one lakh cases per day since the last 3-4 days. 11.19 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1671642]. Click here for PDF.

November 9, 2020

1037. Dr. Harsh Vardhan reviews COVID and public health measures with Health Ministers and senior State officials of 9 States - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Stresses on giving impetus to Prime Minister’s Jan Andolan. “COVID Appropriate Behaviour still best bet against COVID and it is no Rocket Science”. 4.01 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1671415]. Click here for PDF.

1036. India reports 37th Day of Recoveries outnumbering New Cases. Positivity Rate and Daily Fatalities continue with sustained Decline - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

For the second day, new cases reported in the last 24 hours did not cross the 50,000 mark. 45,903 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. New daily cases continue to trend downwards with the success of Jan-Andolan promoting COVID appropriate behaviour. The trend of recoveries outnumbering new cases has continued for the 37th day with 48,405 cases recovering in the last 24 hours. 11.00 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1671365]. Click here for PDF.

November 8, 2020

1035. Less than 50,000 cases reported in the last 24 hours Difference between Recovered and Active Cases steadily Increasing - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has reported less than 50,000 daily new cases in the last 24 hours with 45,674 persons having tested positive for COVID-19. New daily cases have been trending downward since 15th of October. 11.04 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1671168]. Click here for PDF.

November 7, 2020

1034. New Recoveries more than New Cases since the last 35 days. Trend of Continuous Decline in Active Cases sustained over the last 5 weeks - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s daily new recoveries have been exceeding the daily new cases since more than a month. In contrast to 50,356 new reported cases, 53,920 cases have recovered in the last 24 hours. This trend has been observed for the last five weeks. This also played a pivotal role in pushing down the active caseload which is presently pegged at 5.16 lakh. 11.42 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1670914]. Click here for PDF.

November 6, 2020

1033. New Recoveries exceed New Cases continuously from last 5 weeks. Sustained dip in the Active Cases; stand at 5.2 lakh today - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Less than 50,000 new cases have been reported in the country in the last 24 hours whereas the daily new recoveries have exceeded 54,000. India is reporting new recoveries more than the daily new cases successively for the last five weeks now. 54,157 COVID patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours whereas the new confirmed cases presently are pegged at 47,638. 11.19 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1670552]. Click here for PDF.

November 5, 2020

1032. Salient Features of “UGC Guidelines for Re-opening the Universities and Colleges Post Lockdown due to COVID-19 Pandemic” - Ministry of Education

The University Grants Commission has framed Guidelines for the universities and colleges which they may follow, while reopening their campuses after lockdown and the summer vacations. These Guidelines have been vetted by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and approved by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Education. The Guidelines may be adopted by the institutions as per the local conditions and directives of the Government authorities. 6.33 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1670390]. Click here for PDF.

1031. UGC Issues Guidelines for Re-opening the Universities and Colleges Post Lockdown due to COVID-19 Pandemic - Ministry of Education

The University Grants Commission framed and issued Guidelines for the universities and colleges for reopening their campuses.These Guidelines have been vetted by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and approved by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Education. The Guidelines may be adopted by the institutions as per the local conditions and directives of the Government authorities. 6.33 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1670390]. Click here for PDF.

1030. Museums, Art Galleries and Exhibitions allowed to re-open from 10th November 2020 as per SoPs - Ministry of Culture

Based on the Unlock 5.0 Guidelines of MHA, and after taking into consideration suggestions received from various stakeholders in the culture and creative industry, Ministry of Culture now issues detailed SOPs for "Re-opening of Museums, Art Galleries and Exhibitions" on preventive measures to contain spread of COVID-19. 4.39 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1670360]. Click here for PDF.

1029. Guidelines for International Arrivals - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

All travellers should submit self-declaration form on the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel or physically after arrival at the respective health counters. Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in]. Click here for PDF.

1028. India maintains a steady trajectory of sustained fall in Active Cases. 27 States/UTs have less than 20,000 Active Cases. 10 States account for 78% of total Active Cases - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India continues to report a steady trend of declining active cases. The active cases are less than 6 lakh for the last seven consecutive day and stand presently at 5,27,962. The active cases are now only 6.31% of the total positive cases of the country. 11.52 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1670307]. Click here for PDF.

November 4, 2020

1027. Dr. Harsh Vardhan reviews COVID19 preparedness and measures for ensuring COVID Appropriate Behaviour in Karnataka. “Following COVID appropriate behaviour is the key to combating the pandemic till we have a vaccine ” - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare held a meeting through video conferencing to review COVID-19 preparedness and measures for ensuring COVID Appropriate Behaviour with Dr. K.Sudhakar, Health and Medical Education Minister, Karnataka and other senior officials of the State Government, here today. 7.55 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1670183]. Click here for PDF.

1026. India sustains trend of consistently low Active Cases. Active Caseload below 6 lakh for the sixth day. Recovery Rate crosses 92% - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

With a high number of COVID patients recovering every day and the sustained fall in the mortality rate, India’s steady trend of registering dipping active cases continues. The active caseload is sustained below the 6L mark for the sixth successive day today. India's active caseload stands at 5,33,787 today. Presently the active cases comprise merely 6.42% of the total positive cases of the country. 16 States & UTs have cases per million lower than the national average. 12.47 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1669975]. Click here for PDF.

November 3, 2020

1025. India’s Active Cases have fallen under 5.5 lakhs today. 38,310 daily New Cases recorded after 105 days. Total Recoveries exceed the Active Cases by 70 lakhs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has achieved several significant milestones in its fight against COVID. The new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours have fallen under 40,000. The daily new cases stand at 38,310 after 15 weeks (105 days). The new added cases were 37,724 on 22 July, 2020. 11.01 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1669664]. Click here for PDF.

November 2, 2020

1024. Union Home Secretary reviewed the COVID-19 situation in NCT of Delhi - Ministry of Home Affairs

Union Home Secretary, Shri Ajay Bhalla, as part of a regular process, reviewed the situation of COVID-19 in Delhi today. The meeting was also attended by Dr. V.K. Paul, Member, NITI Aayog, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Director General, ICMR, Chief Secretary and other senior officers Government of NCT of Delhi (GNCTD) and Commissioner of Police, Delhi. 4.20 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1669475]. Click here for PDF.

1023. India maintains top Global Ranking with Maximum Recoveries of more than 75 lakhs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Percentage Active Cases have reduced more than 3 times in the past 2 months. India crosses the Landmark of 11 crore Total Tests. 11.39 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1669420]. Click here for PDF.

November 1, 2020

1022. India sustains trend of declining Active Cases - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India continues to report a trend of steadily declining active cases. For the third day after the active cases dropped below the 6 lakh mark after nearly three months, the progressive decline has been maintained. 11.29 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1669254]. Click here for PDF.

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