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

A youngster in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, wearing a mask with the image of a face on December 08, 2020. Photo: M. Periasamy / The Hindu.

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 December. Links to articles published by The Hindu Centre for 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 - December 2020
Source: MoHFW, Government of India
WHO Global Situation Reports on COVID-19 - December 2020 Source: World Health Organization
PIB Daily Bulletin on COVID19 - December 2020
Source: PIB, Government of India
The WHO's India Updates on COVID-19 - December 2020
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 December

December 31, 2020

1145. Union Education Minister announces the dates of CBSE Board examinations- 2021 - Ministry of Education

Class 10th and 12th Board Examinations to be held from 4th May 2021 to 10th June, 2021 – Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘ Nishank’. Results of Class 10th and 12th Board Examinations to be declared by 15th July, 2021 - Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’. Practical exams of Class 12th to start from 1st March, 2021 - Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’. 6.31 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1685134]. Click here for PDF.

1144. Centre asks States/UTs to gear up for roll out of COVID19 Vaccine - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

With the objective of gearing up for the roll out of COVID19 vaccine across the country, the Central Government has asked all States and UTs to ensure effective preparedness for the vaccine roll out. Union Health Secretary Sh. Rajesh Bhushan today chaired a high-level meeting to review the preparedness at session sites for COVID-19 vaccination with Pr. Secretaries (Health), NHM MDs and other health administrators of all States/UTs through video conference. The dry run will be conducted by all the State and UT governments on 2nd January 2021 (Saturday). 2.33 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1685048]. Click here for PDF.

1143. In a landmark stride, India’s Recovery Rate crosses 96%, one of the highest in the World - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Active Cases further slide to 2.57 lakhs. Total Recoveries exceed the Active cases by more than 96 lakh. Total 25 cases of UK mutant virus sequenced. 10.54 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1684954]. Click here for PDF.

December 30, 2020

1142. Subject Expert Committee (SEC) meets to consider the EUA request from Pfizer, SII and Bharat Biotech. To reconvene on 1st Jan 2021 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) in the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) met today in the afternoon to consider the Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) request of Pfizer, Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech Pvt. Ltd. Further time was requested on behalf of Pfizer. The additional data and information presented by SII and Bharat Biotech Pvt. Ltd. was perused and analysed by the SEC. The analysis of the additional data and information is going on. SEC will convene again on 1st January 2021 (Friday). 8.02 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1684821]. Click here for PDF.

1141. Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Consortia (INSACOG) launched,coordinated by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) along with MoH&FW, ICMR, and CSIR - Ministry of Science & Technology

The consortium will ascertain the status of new variant of SARS-CoV-2 (SARS-CoV-2 VUI 202012/01) in the country. INSACOG will have a high level Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee; it will have a Scientific Advisory Group for scientific and technical guidance: Dr RenuSwarup, Secretary DBT. 7.15 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1684782]. Click here for PDF.

1140. Health Ministry recommends extension of temporary suspension of international flights from the UK to India till 7th Jan 2021 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Health Ministry has recommended to the Ministry of Civil Aviation the extension of the temporary suspension of flights originating from UK into India to be further extended till 7th January (Thursday), 2021. This has been recommended based on the inputs received from the Joint Monitoring Group (JMG) headed by the Director General of Health Services (DGHS) and the National Task Force jointly headed by DG, ICMR and Member (Health), NITI Aayog. 11.39 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1684551]. Click here for PDF.

1139. 20 persons found with the new mutant variant of SARS- CoV-2 virus reported from UK - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Daily Recoveries outnumbering daily New Cases successively since last 33 days further push down the Active Caseload. India's Cases per million and Deaths per million population one of the lowest in the world. 11.08 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1684544]. Click here for PDF.

December 29, 2020

1138. Dry run for COVID-19 Vaccination successfully conducted in Four states - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare conducted a two-day dry run for activities entailed in Covid-19 vaccination in four states Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Gujarat on 28th and 29th December 2020. 3.08 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1684354]. Click here for PDF.

1137. India scales a landmark peak- Less than 16,500 daily New Cases recorded; lowest in 187 days - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

With a sustained, pro-active and calibrated strategy based on ‘whole of government’ and whole of society’ approach, India has surpassed a crucial milestone in its fight against the global pandemic today. The daily new cases have touched a new low today. 11.02 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1684285]. Click here for PDF.

1136. Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) Labs release initial results of Genome sequencing of mutant variant of SARS-CoV-2 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Government of India took cognizance of the reports of mutant variant of SARS- CoV-2 virus reported from UK and put in place a pro-active and preventive strategy to detect and contain the mutant variant. 9.33 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1684281]. Click here for PDF.

December 28, 2020

1135. COVID-19 vaccines operational guidelines - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Executive Summary: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which has spread rapidly throughout the world. In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. The pandemic has severely ravaged health systems, and economic and social progress globally. Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in]. Click here for PDF.

1134. India’s Active Caseload continues to decline, stands at 2.77 lakh today - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The ongoing trend of contraction of India’s total active cases continues. The active caseload of the country stands at 2,77,301 today. The share of Active Cases in the total Positive Cases has further shrunk to 2.72%. A net decline of 1,389 cases from the total active caseload was registered in the last 24 hours. 10.50 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1684058]. Click here for PDF.

1133. Guidelines on Safe Ophthalmology Practices in Covid-19 Scenario - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Background: The examination & procedures related to ophthalmology involves close interactions with the patient. This document outlines the preventive and response measures to be observed to minimize and avoid the spread of COVID-19 in eye care facilities. Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in]. Click here for PDF.

December 27, 2020

1132. Genomic Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 In India. Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genom ics Consortium (INSACOG) - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Background: Globally, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has posed the biggest public health challenge of the century. However, India, has been able to contain its spread and keep the mortality low through effective diagnosis, appropriate treatment measures and contact tracing. In order to fully understand the spread and evolution of the SARS CoV-2 virus, and to tackle its future spread sequencing and analyzing the genomic data of this novel corona virus would be required. Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in]. Click here for PDF.

1131. Landmark peak in India's Covid19 trajectory- Daily new cases drop to 18,732 after 6 months - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has scaled a significant peak in the fight against the global pandemic.

Daily new caseload dropped below 19,000 after 6 months. 18,732 were added to the national tally in the last 24 hours. The new added cases were 18,653 on 1st July, 2020. 10.53 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1683953]. Click here for PDF.

December 26, 2020

1130. National Task Force Discusses testing, treatment and surveillance strategies for COVID-19 in view of the new virus strain from UK - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

A meeting of the National Task Force (NTF) on COVID-19 was convened today by ICMR under co-chairpersonship of Prof. Vinod Paul, Member Niti Aayog and Prof. Balram Bhargava, Secretary, Deptt. of Health Research & Director General ICMR. The meeting was also attended by Prof. Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS; Director General Health Services (DGHS); Drug Controller General of India (DCGI); Director, National Center for Disease Control (NCDC); other representatives from Ministry of Health and ICMR as well as independent subject experts. 5.59 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1683835]. Click here for PDF.

1129. India reports less than 30K Daily New Cases continuously for last 13 days - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The exponential rise in recoveries in tandem with lower daily new cases has resulted in consistent decline in the active cases and low mortality. Total recovered cases are nearing 97.5 lakh (97,40,108today. India’s cumulative recoveries are highest in the world. 10.44 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1683751]. Click here for PDF.

December 25, 2020

1128. Vice President discusses the status of indigenous vaccine - Vice President's Secretariat

Bharat Biotech’s Chairman and Managing Director Dr. Krishna Ella and Joint Managing Director Mrs. Suchitra Ella called on the Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today in Hyderabad. The discussion revolved around the status of the indigenous vaccine and the plans to make it available in India and rest of the world. It is developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) - National Institute of Virology (NIV). This indigenous, inactivated vaccine is developed and manufactured in Bharat Biotech's BSL-3 (Bio-Safety Level 3) bio-containment facility. 3.06 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1683579]. Click here for PDF.

1127. Central Government gears up for roll out of COVID19 Vaccine - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Central Government is gearing up for the roll out of COVID19 vaccine across the country. As the vaccine administrators will play an important role in the vaccination process, training of trainers and those who shall administer the vaccine has been taken up across various States. 11.41 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1683529]. Click here for PDF.

1126. India's Active Caseload of 2.81 lakh now only 2.78% of Total Cases - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s active caseload has further slipped under 3% today, comprising merely 2.78% of the total cases. 11.35 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1683528]. Click here for PDF.

December 24, 2020

1125. Vice President briefed about new COVID-19 strains found in UK and South Africa - Vice President's Secretariat

CCMB Director informs Vice President that new strains are less likely to change efficacy of vaccines. No evidence of worse outcomes for patients although strains are more infective. 5.31 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1683350]. Click here for PDF.

1124. NBCFDC & Apollo Medskills sign an MoU for Deliverance of Vaccine Administration Training to Nurses, Pharmacists Belonging to OBC Communities and EBC Persons Using Co-Funding of NBCFDC - Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation (NBCFDC) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment & Apollo Medskills signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today for deliverance of Vaccine Administration Training to Nurses, Pharmacists belonging to the Other Backward Classes Communities and Economically Backward Classes persons using the co-funding of NBCFDC. 4.36 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1683327]. Click here for PDF.

1123.  India's Active Caseload continues to decline, stands at 2.83 lakh today - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The ongoing trend of contraction of India’s total active cases continues. The active caseload of the country stands at 2,83,849 today. The share of Active Cases in the total Positive Cases has further shrunk to 2.80%. 11.03 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1683241]. Click here for PDF.

December 23, 2020

1122. Union Health Secretary reviews the status of passengers coming from UK to India and found positive with 10 States/UTs where the flights from UK to India land - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary, reviewed the status of passengers coming from UK to India and found positive in the States/UTs of  Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Goa, Punjab, Gujarat and Kerala and their response measures in a meeting held through Video Conferencing today, in the presence of DG, ICMR, Health Secretaries from the States/UT, NHM MD,Ms Arti Ahuja, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health , Dr Sujeet Singh, Director, NCDC, and other senior health officials. 7.51 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1683124]. Click here for PDF.

1121. IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announces launch of Grand Challenge for strengthening the COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network (CoWIN) system - Ministry of Electronics & IT

CoWIN is a digitalised platform to be used to effectively roll out and scale up the mechanism for COVID Vaccine Distribution System, nationally. The challenge invites participation from innovative startups and emerging technology specialists to augment and scale the CoWIN platform. 5.24 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1683001]. Click here for PDF.

1120. At less than 3% of Total Cases, India’s Active Caseload of 2.89 lakh continues to retreat - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

26 States/UTs have less than 10,000 Active Cases. 23 States/UTs have better Tests per Million than National average. 16 States/UTs have weekly Positivity Rate less than National Average. 10.45 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1682872]. Click here for PDF.

December 22, 2020

1119. Standard Operating Procedure for Epidemiological Surveillance and Response in the context of new variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus detected in United Kingdom - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Introduction: A new variant of SARS- CoV 2 virus [Variant Under Investigation (VUI)-20212/01] has been reported by the Government of United Kingdom (UK) to World Health Organization (WHO). This variant is estimated by European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) to be more transmissible and affecting younger population. This variant is defined by a set of 17 changes or mutations. One of the most significant is an N501Y mutation in the spike protein that the virus uses to bind to the human ACE2 receptor. Changes in this part of the spike protein may result in the virus becoming more infectious and spreading more easily between people. Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in/]. Click here for PDF.

1118. Union Education Minister virtually interacts with teachers across the country : CBSE Board exams will not be held in the month of February – Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' - Ministry of Education

Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' virtually interacts with teachers across the country on upcoming competitive and board exams. 6.48 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1682738]. Click here for PDF.

1117. India's Active Caseload slumps below 3 lakh; lowest in 163 days - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has registered several landmark achievements in the fight against the global pandemic today. 11.54 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1682600]. Click here for PDF.

December 21, 2020

1116. Public hospitals such as King George’s Medical University have played a leading role in the Fight against Covid-19: President Kovind - President's Secretariat

Public hospitals such as King George’s Medical University have played a leading role in the fight against Covid-19. Due to their efforts, millions of countrymen are able to face the challenges of Covid-19 despite conditions like dense population and limited income, said the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind. 2.43 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1682366]. Click here for PDF.

1115. Sustained shedding of Active Caseload continues; drops to 3.03 Lakh after 161 days. Daily Recoveries outnumber daily New Cases successively since last 24 days - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s total Active Caseload has dropped to 3.03 lakh (3,03,639) today. This is the lowest in 161 days. The total active cases were 3,01,609 on 13th July, 2020. India’s present active caseload consists of just 3.02% of India’s Total Positive Cases. The new recoveries have led to a net decline of 1,705 in the Total Active cases. 12.03 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1682340]. Click here for PDF.

December 20, 2020

1114. On a steady downhill, India’s Active Caseload further drops to 3.05 Lakh - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s trajectory of active cases continues to follow a steadily dipping path. The total Active Caseload has dropped to 3.05 lakh (3,05,344) today. This has been made possible by the trend of recoveries exceeding new cases and low number of fatalities per day which have ensured a total net reduction of the Active Caseload. India’s present active caseload consists of just 3.04% of India’s Total Positive Cases. The new recoveries of 29,690 in the last 24 hours have led to a net decline of 3,407 in the Total Active cases. 11.28 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1682122]. Click here for PDF.

December 19, 2020

1113. Dr Harsh Vardhan chairs 22nd meeting of Group of Ministers (GOM) on COVID-19 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s COVID 19 Pandemic Growth has dropped to 2% and Case Fatality Rate is amongst lowest in the world at 1.45%: Dr Harsh Vardhan. “We need to be expeditious in vaccinating 30 crore of our Target Population”. 1.20 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1681944]. Click here for PDF.

1112. On a steady decline, India's Active Caseload further contracts to 3.08 Lakh - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Exponential rise in India’s testing; Cumulative tests cross 16 Cr. National Positivity Rate drops to 6.25%. 15 States/UTs have Positivity Rate less than national average. 11.17 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1681921]. Click here for PDF.

December 18, 2020

1111. India's Total Recovered Cases cross landmark peak of 95 lakhs At 95.40% Recovery Rate amongst highest in the world Active cases slump to 3.13 lakh - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has registered a landmark achievement in the fight against the global pandemic today. The ongoing trend of exponential increment in India’s total recoveriescontinues. The total recovered cases of the country have crossed a crucial peak of 95 lakh (95,20,827). The chasm between active cases and recovered cases is continuously widening. Recoveries have surpassed the active cases by more than 92 lakh (92,06,996).The Recovery Rate has also increased to 95.40%. India is one of the top countries with the highest recovery rate globally. 11.25 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1681661]. Click here for PDF.

December 17, 2020

1110. Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 Vaccine - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Is a COVID vaccine scheduled anytime soon: Yes, vaccine trials are under different stages of finalization. Government of India is geared to launch a vaccine for COVID 19 soon. For more information and updates visit www.mohfw.gov.in. Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in]. Click here for PDF.

1109. Daily Recoveries outnumbering daily New Cases ensure steep upward trajectory of the Recovery Rate - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

With focussed strategy and proactive as well as calibrated measures of the Union Government along with the States and UTs, India has sustained a very high Recovery Rate along with rapidlydecliningActive Cases and low mortality rate. 11.11 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1681331]. Click here for PDF.

December 16, 2020

1108. Government of India and World Bank sign $400 million project to protect India’s poor and vulnerable from the impact of COVID-19 - Ministry of Finance

The Government of India and the World Bank today signed a $400 million project to support India’s efforts at providing social assistance to the poor and vulnerable households, severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 8.24 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1681253]. Click here for PDF.

1107. Government of India and NDB sign agreement for $1,000 million to provide support to Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan through MGNREG Scheme to support India’s economic recovery from COVID-19 - Ministry of Finance

The Government of India and the New Development Bank (NDB) today signed a loan agreement for lending $1,000 million for ‘supporting India’s economic recovery from COVID-19’ by supporting expenditures on rural infrastructure related to natural resource management (NRM) and rural employment generation under Government of India’s Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). 5.30 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1681118]. Click here for PDF.

1106. India’s Active Caseload continues to decline, stands at 3.32 lakh today - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The ongoing trend of contraction of India’s total active cases continues. The active caseload of the country stands at 3,32,002. The share of Active Cases in the total Positive Cases has further shrunk to 3.34%. In the last 24 hours, only 26,382 persons were found to be infected with COVID in India. In the same period, India also registered 33,813 new recoveries ensuring a net decline of 7,818 cases in the Active Caseload. India has recorded less than 40,000 daily new cases since the last 17 days. 12.55 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1681003]. Click here for PDF.

December 15, 2020

1105. Large number of vaccinations needs to be done in a short period of time in mission-mode: NITI Aayog - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Need to build on the standard principles of tackling Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) and make it specific to the requirements of this particular set of vaccines: Dr. V. K. Paul. DCGI’s requirement for more data to grant Emergency Use Authorization not going to negatively impact timeline for vaccine roll-out: Health Secretary. 6.32 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1680841]. Click here for PDF.

1104. India registers another landmark achievement: National Recovery Rate crosses 95%, one of the highest in the World - 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 22,100. The daily new cases stand at 22,065 after 161 days. The new added cases were 22,252 on 7 July, 2020. 10.42 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1680704]. Click here for PDF.

December 14, 2020

1103. India’s Active Caseload further contracts to 3.52Lakhs; lowest in 149 days - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Daily New Recoveries outnumber Daily New Cases from last 17 days With 93.88 lakhs total recoveries, the recovery rate nears 95%. 10.44 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1680487]. Click here for PDF.

December 13, 2020

1102. India's Active Caseload further retracts to 3.62% of Total Cases - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Steadily following the trend set over the past few weeks, India’s active caseload has fallen to 3.62% of the total active cases. 10.52 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1680335]. Click here for PDF.

December 12, 2020

1101. India's Sustained decline of Active Caseload continues; drops below 3.6 Lakh - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s trajectory of active cases continues to follow a steadily dipping path. The total Active Caseload has dropped below 3.6 lakh (3,59,819) today. 12.26 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1680186]. Click here for PDF.

December 11, 2020

1100. India reports landmark achievement: Active Caseload drops to 3.63 Lakh after 146 days. Less than 30,000 Daily New Cases recorded - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s total Active Caseload has significantly dropped to 3.63 lakh (3,63,749) today. This is the lowest after 146 days. The total active cases were 3,58,692 on 18 July, 2020. The country has reported a trend of sustained decrease in the number of active cases. India’s present active caseload consists of just 3.71% of India’s Total Positive Cases. 37,528 cases recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours. This has led to a net decline of 8,544 from the total active caseload. 11.47 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1679924]. Click here for PDF.

December 10, 2020

1099. Dr. Harsh Vardhan addresses World Bank Inter Ministerial Meet on Vaccinating South Asia - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

“8 candidates including 3 indigenous onesare scheduled to be manufactured in India” “With stringent oversight, we are ensuring, that there is no compromise on scientific and regulatory norms, stretching from safety of the trials to efficacy of the vaccines”. 6.54 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1679742]. Click here for PDF.

1098. Exponential rise in India’s testing; Cumulative tests cross 15 Cr - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

1 crore Tests conducted in the last 10 days. Less than 40,000 Daily New Cases since the last 11 days continuously. For the last Five days, less than 500 daily deaths recorded. 10.35 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1679606]. Click here for PDF.

December 9, 2020

1097. At less than 4% of Total Cases, India’s Active Caseload of 3.78 lakh continues to retreat - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Daily Positivity Rate stands at 3.14%. 19 States/UTs have weekly Positivity Rate more than the national average. 11.12 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1679268]. Click here for PDF.

December 8, 2020

1096. A New Digital platform 'CO-WIN' is being used for COVID-19 Vaccination Delivery - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

About 30 crore line-listed for COVID-19 vaccination, includes healthcare and frontline workers, prioritized population groups About 1.54 lakh ANMs working for Universal Immunization Programmes to work as COVID vaccinators, more vaccinators to be arranged in collaboration with states and UTs A transparent, effective & sustained communication strategy on vaccine safety and effectiveness is crucial for educating people, dispelling doubts: Health Secretar. 7.59 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1679181]. Click here for PDF.

1095. India records lowest daily New Cases after a gap of 5 months - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Total Active Caseload at 3.83 lakhs falls under 4% mark Steady decline in number of deaths; Daily Fatalities below 400. 11.55 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1679019]. Click here for PDF.

December 7, 2020

1094. India in the forefront of developing COVID-19 vaccines: Dr Harsh Vardhan - Ministry of Science & Technology

Dr Harsh Vardhan at the India-Portugal Technology Summit2020 “The next iteration of this collaboration will be to encourage new solutions based on cutting edge technologies such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence”. 6.04 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1678862]. Click here for PDF.

1093. India's crosses a significant milestone-Active Caseload falls below 4 Lakhs after 140 days. Daily Fatalities fall below 400 after 157 days.  - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has reported a landmark achievement today. India’s total Active Caseload has fallen below the 4 lakh mark today to 3,96,729. This number translates to just 4.1% of total cases. This is the lowest after 140 days. The total active cases were 3,90,459 on 20July, 2020. 11.06 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1678772]. Click here for PDF.

December 6, 2020

1092. India's Active Caseload further contracts to 4.03 Lakh after 138 days - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Total Recoveries surpass 91 lakh New Cases per million population in India in the last week one of the lowest in the world. 11.34 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1678690]. Click here for PDF.

December 5, 2020

1091. Sustained decline of Active Caseload continues; drops below 4.10 Lakh after 136 days - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s total Active Caseload has dropped below 4.10 lakh (4,09,689) today. This is the lowest after 136 days. The total active cases were 4,11,133, on 22  July, 2020. This has been made possible by the trend of recoveries exceeding new cases which has ensured a total net reduction of the Active Caseload. India’s present active caseload consists of just 4.26% of India’s Total Positive Cases. The new recoveries have led to a net decline of 6,393 in the Total Active cases. 11.13 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1678509]. Click here for PDF.

December 4, 2020

1090. PM holds All Party Meeting to discuss Covid-19 vaccination strategy - Prime Minister's Office

Eight potential vaccines including three indigenous ones are in different stages of trial in India: PM It is expected that the vaccine will be available in the coming few weeks: PM World is looking towards India for the development of a safe and affordable Vaccine :PM. 4.19 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1678303]. Click here for PDF.

1089. India’s Active Caseload further dips to 4.35% of Total Cases. Daily Recoveries outnumber daily New Cases for the past 7 Days. More than 0.9 Cr Cumulative Recoveries registered - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s active caseload has fallen to 4.35% mark today from 4.44% yesterday. Continuing with the trend of the last 7 days, India has reported more daily recoveries than the daily new cases during the past 24 hours. The trend of more daily recoveries than the daily cases has led to a continuous contraction of India’s Active Caseload which presently stands at 4,16,082 today. 10.34 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1678219]. Click here for PDF.

December 3, 2020

1088. Daily Recoveries outnumbering daily New Cases ensures steady decline in the Active Caseload. Active Caseload falls below 4.5% of the Total Cases - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has reported more daily recoveries than the daily new cases during the past 24 hours. While 35,551 persons were found to be infected with COVID in India, during the same period, India has registered 40,726 new recoveries. It has led to a net decline of 5,701 cases from the total Active Caseload in the last 24 hours. 11.25 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1677931]. Click here for PDF.

December 2, 2020

1087. Health Ministry releases SOP on Preventive Measures in Markets to contain spread of COVID-19 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has issued Standard operating Procedures (SOPs) on the preventive and precautionary measures to be followed to contain the spread of COVID19 in the country. These are as follows: 2.03 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1677644]. Click here for PDF.

1086. India's Active Caseload drops to 4.28 Lakh after 132 days. Daily New Cases at around 30K for the past three days - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s total Active Caseload had significantly dropped to 4.28 lakh (4,28,644) today. This is the lowest after 132 days. The total active cases were 4,26,167 on 23rd July, 2020. There has been a sustained decrease in the number of active cases. India’s present active caseload consists of just 4.51% of India’s Total Positive Cases. 11.30 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1677603]. Click here for PDF.

December 1, 2020

1085. We have a collective responsibility to create awareness about vaccine effectiveness and safety: Health Secretary - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Maharashtra shows decline in active cases in the last month Initial causality assessment did not necessitate stoppage of clinical trials for vaccines: DG, ICMR. 7.39 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1677470]. Click here for PDF.

 

1084. India's Active Caseload further contracts to 4.35 Lakhs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India's active cases today stand at 4,35,603, much below the 5-lakh mark. The share of Active Cases in the total Positive Cases has further shrunk to 4.60%. 12.12 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1677317]. Click here for PDF.

 

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