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COVID-19 Compendium: Official Information on COVID-19 Released by India and the WHO in February 2021 [HTML and PDF]

A primary school teacher at Salaya, Mandvi, Gujarat, Chirag Raval, teaching children from a fishing hamlet at te Manvi sea shore on February 21, 2021. The teacher aims to provide children with education though schools are yet to resume functioning after they were closed down following the outbreak of the pandemic. Photo: Vijay Soneji/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 February 2021. 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 - February 2021
Source: MoHFW, Government of India
WHO Global Situation Reports on COVID-19 - February 2021 Source: World Health Organization
PIB Daily Bulletin on COVID19 - February 2021
Source: PIB, Government of India
The WHO's India Updates on COVID-19 - February 2021
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


Press Releases in February

February 28, 2021

1312. Citizen Registration and Appointment for Vaccination, User Manual - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Overview: Government of India is taking all necessary steps to ensure that the nation is prepared to face the challenge and threat posed by the growing contagion of COVID-19. The exemplary groundwork and precaution advisory by the Government has helped in containing the spread of the virus in our country. At present, the priority is to make COVID -19 vaccine available to all, ensuring vaccine traceability and beneficiary tracking from production to last mile administration. COVID-19 vaccination drive has been initiated to cover healthcare and frontline workers and is to be scaled up to cover citizens above 60 years of age and and/or citizen above 45 years of age suffering from comorbidities. Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in]. Click here for PDF.

1311. Guidance note for COWIN 2.0 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Background: To reduce the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, India started the COVID-19 vaccination programme on 16th January 2021 targeting 30 crore beneficiaries based on priority groups identified by NEGVAC. A detailed guideline for planning (including training, logistics & vaccine management), implementation, tracking and management of AEFIs, monitoring and evaluation of the COVID vaccination programme at the National, State and District level was released on 28th Dec 2020. Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in]. Click here for PDF.

1310. Dr. Harsh Vardhan addresses the Global Indian Physicians Congress - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare today addressed the Global Indian Physicians Congress, organized by the Global Association for Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO), through video conference. 7.26 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1701555]. Click here for PDF.

1309. Registration for next phase of COVID19 Vaccination on Co-WIN2.0 portal will open at 9:00 am on 1st March 2021 at www.cowin.gov.in - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The next phase of the world’s largest vaccination drive for the age appropriate population groupswill commence from 1March 2021 (tomorrow)Registration will open at 9:00 am on 1 March 2021 (at www.cowin.gov.in).Citizens will be able to register and book and appointment for vaccination, anytime and anywhere, using the COWIN 2.0 portal or through other IT applications such as Arogya Setu etc. 6.54 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1701549]. Click here for PDF.

 

1308. Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat continue to report an upsurge in COVID New Cases - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s total Active Caseload has reached 1,64,511 today. India’s present active caseload now stands at 1.48% of India’s total Positive Cases. 6 States – Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat- have shown a surge in new cases in the last 24 hours. 86.37% of the new cases are from these six States. 16,752 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 8,623. It is followed by Kerala with 3,792 while Punjab reported 593 new cases. 11.18 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1701466]. Click here for PDF.

February 27, 2021

1307. Private Sector Participation is being Scaled Up in COVID Vaccination - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary today interacted with Health Secretaries and MDs (NHM) of States and UTs on the vaccination of age-appropriate groups through a video conference (VC) today. The nationwide COVID-19 Vaccination drive was launched on 16January, 2021. From this date onwards, Health Care Workers (HCWs) were given the first dose of the COVID vaccine while Front Line Workers (FLWs) were included from 2 February, 2021. So far, more than 1.5 core vaccinations have been done. 7.04 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1701407]. Click here for PDF.

1306. Cabinet Secretary Reviews the Surge in COVID cases in Telangana, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, J&K and West Bengal - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Cabinet Secretary Shri Rajiv Gauba chaired a high level review meeting with Chief Secretaries of States/UTs of Maharashtra, Punjab, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir. These States /UTs have been reporting a high active caseload or an increasing trend in new cases in the last week. The meeting to review and discuss the COVID management and response strategy, held through video conference, was attended by the Chief Secretaries and senior health professionals of the States/UTs along with the Union Health Secretary, DG ICMR, NITI Aayog Empowered Group members, and representatives from Home Ministry. 3.44 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1701321]. Click here for PDF.

1305. Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat record an upsurge in Active Cases. Cabinet Secretary to Review with 8 States/UTs showing rise in cases - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s total Active Caseload has reached 1,59,590 today. India’s present active caseload now stands at 1.44% of India’s total Positive Cases. 6 States – Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat- have shown a surge in new cases in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 8,333. It is followed by Kerala with 3,671 while Punjab reported 622 new cases. 16,488 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours. 85.75% of the new cases are from 6 States and UTs. 11.46 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1701292]. Click here for PDF.

February 26, 2021

1304. Union Health Secretary and Chairman, Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration (Co-WIN) chair meet on COVID vaccination of Age-Appropriate Groups with States and UTs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary along with Dr. R. S. Sharma, Chairman of Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration (Co-WIN) and member, National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration of COVID-19 (NEGVAC) chaired a high-level meeting today with Health Secretaries and MDs (NHM) of States and UTs on the vaccination of age-appropriate groups through a video conference (VC) today. 3.15 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1701053]. Click here for PDF.

1303. COVID 19 Vaccination sessions not scheduled on Saturday and Sunday (27th & 28th Feb, 2021) in wake of IT System Transition from Co-Win 1.0 to Co-Win 2.0 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The COVID vaccination was launched on 16th January by the Honourable Prime Minister. The country wide Vaccination exercise is being exponentially expanded to include those above 60 years of age and those above 45 years with co-morbidities, from 1st March 2021. 12.27 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1701013]. Click here for PDF.

1302. India’s Cumulative COVID19 Vaccination coverage has crossed 1.34 crore - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s cumulative COVID19 Vaccination Coverage has crossed 1.34 Cr. As at 7 am today, the vaccination coverage was 1,34,72,643 through 2,78,915 sessions, as per the provisional report. This includes first dose for 66,21,418 Health Care Workers (HCWs), second dose for 20,32,994 Health Care Workers and first dose for 48,18,231 Front Line Workers (FLWs). The 2nd dose of COVID19 vaccination started on 13 February, 2021 for those beneficiaries who have completed 28 days after receipt of the 1st dose. Vaccination of the FLWs started on 2 Feb 2021. 10.40 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1700983]. Click here for PDF.

February 25, 2021

1301. Update on COVID-19 Vaccination- Day 41 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered to healthcare and frontline workers has crossed 1.30 Crores today in the country. A total of 1,30,67,047vaccine doses have beengiven through 2,77,303sessions, as per the provisional report till 6 pm today. These include 65,82,007HCWs (75.5%) who have taken the 1st dose and 18,60,859HCWs (63.6%)who have taken the 2nd dose, along with 46,24,181FLWs (1st dose) (45.1%). While the countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on 16 Jan 2021, vaccination of the FLWs started from 2 Feb 2021. 12.12 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1700888]. Click here for PDF.

1300. Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat & Chhattisgarh witnesses an upsurge in Daily New Cases - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s Active Caseload is 1,51,708 today comprising 1.37% of the total positive cases. This is largely attributable to the upsurge in daily new cases in some States. Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh have recorded a rise in daily new cases. 16,738 new daily cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours. 89.57% of the new cases are from7States. Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at8,807. It is followed by Kerala with4,106while Punjabreported558 new cases. 12.12 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1700689]. Click here for PDF.

February 24, 2021

1299. Centre Rushes Multi-disciplinary High Level Central teams to States/UTs witnessing surge in cases - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Centre has deputed high level multi-disciplinary teams to Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for supporting them in public health measures for targeted COVID response and management, and effectively tackling the pandemic. 11.58 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1700363]. Click here for PDF.

1298. India’s Active Caseload stands at 1.46 lakh today; Daily recoveries more than the daily new cases in the last 24 hours - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has been containing the country’s Active Caseload under 1.50 lakh. The active cases are 1,46,907 today. The present active caseload now consists of 1.33% of India’s total Positive Cases. 13,742 new daily cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours whereas 14,037 recoveries registered in the last 24 hoursIt has led to a net decline of 399 cases in the total active caseload. 11.13 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1700354]. Click here for PDF.

February 23, 2021

1297. Update on COVID-19 Vaccination- Day 39 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered to healthcare and frontline workers has crossed 1.19 Crore today in the country. A total of 1,19,07,392 vaccine doses have been given through 2,53,434 sessions, as per the provisional report till 6 pm today. 7.32 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1700269]. Click here for PDF.

 

1296. COVID19 Update - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

There is no direct relation between the recent surge in COVID19 cases in Maharashtra and some other States with the mutant virus strains N440K and E484Q of COVID19. This was clarified by Dr Balram Bhargava, Director General, ICMR at the weekly Press Conference on COVID19, here today. 7.10 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1700259]. Click here for PDF.

1295. India's Active Caseload below 1.5 lakh; stands at 1.47 lakh today - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The country's Active Caseload has fallen below 1.50 lakh. It stands at 1,47,306 today. The present active caseload now consists of 1.34% of India’s total Positive Cases. 10,584 new daily cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours whereas 13,255 recoveries registered in the last 24 hoursIt has led to a net decline of 2,749 cases in the total active caseload. India’s daily Positivity Rate remains below 3%. 11.38 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1700115]. Click here for PDF.

February 22, 2021

1294. Update on COVID-19 Vaccination- Day 38 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered to healthcare and frontline workers has crossed 1.14 Crores today in the country. A total of 1,14,24,094 vaccine doses have been given through 2,44,071 sessions, as per the provisional report till 6 pm today. 8.31 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1700035]. Click here for PDF.

1293. India’s Cumulative Testing stand at 21.15 Cr today with nearly 2400 testing labs across the country - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has registered a record in the number of COVID-19 cumulative tests. It has crossed the 21.15 crore (21,15,51,746) tests.6,20,216 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. Progressive countrywide expansion in testing infrastructure has played a crucial role in the steep rise of testing numbers. With 2393 testing labs in the country including 1,220 Government laboratories and 1,173 Private laboratories, the daily testing capacity has got a substantial boost. India’s cumulative national Positivity Rate is presently pegged at 5.20%. 1.04 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1699885]. Click here for PDF.

1292. The Case for Rapid Vaccination of India -- and the Rest of the World - Ministry of Science & Technology

Publicly available data on the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, indicates that the number of infections in India peaked sometime in September 2020, and has been consistently declining ever since. 12.04 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1699878]. Click here for PDF.

February 21, 2021

1291. Centre writes to States Witnessing Spike in Daily New Cases - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has been witnessing a rise in the active caseload over the past few days. India’s total Active Caseload is pegged at 1,45,634 today. It now consists of 1.32% of India’s total Positive Cases. More than 74% of the Active Cases of the country are in Kerala and Maharashtra. Of late it is seen that there has been a spike in the daily cases in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh also. Punjab and J&K too are witnessing a surge in daily new cases. 11.43 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1699735]. Click here for PDF.

February 20, 2021

1290. Update on COVID-19 Vaccination- Day 36 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered to healthcare and frontline workers has crossed 1.08 Crores today in the country. A total of 1,08,38,323 vaccine doses have been given through 2,29,462 sessions, as per the provisional report till 6 pm today. 7.39 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1699698]. Click here for PDF.

1289. Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh & MP witnesses an upsurge in Daily New Cases - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s present active caseload now consists of 1.30% of India’s total Positive Cases. India’s total Active Caseload is pegged at 1,43,127 today. Some States are seeing an upsurge in daily new cases. There has been rise in daily cases in Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. 12.27 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1699596]. Click here for PDF.

February 19, 2021

1288. Update on COVID-19 Vaccination- Day 35 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered to healthcare and frontline workers has reached 1.04  Crore today in the country. 1,04,49,942 vaccine doses were given through 2,20,877sessions, as per the provisional report till 6 pm today. These includes62,95,903 HCWs who have taken the 1st dose and 7,56,942HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, along with 33,97,097 FLWs (1st dose). While the countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on 16 Jan 2021, vaccination of the FLWs started from 2 Feb 2021. 7.41 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1699476]. Click here for PDF.

1287. Dr Harsh Vardhan appeals to the Medical Community and Frontline Workers to come forward and take the COVID19 Vaccine - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare today appealed the medical community and the frontline workers through the media to come forward and take the COVID vaccine. This comes on the day the country crossed a major landmark as more than 1 crore vaccine doses were administered to the healthcare and frontline workers. The country’s nationwide COVID19 vaccination drive was launched by the Prime Minister on 16 January 2021. 6.26 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1699453]. Click here for PDF.

1286. Focus on Universal Immunization: Dr Harsh Vardhan launches Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 3.0 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched Intensified Mission Indradhanush 3.0 today. Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare and Shri Mangal Pandey, Health Minister, Bihar were also present during the occasion through video conference. 4.53 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1699408]. Click here for PDF.

 

1285. India crosses a landmark milestone- More than 1 crore vaccine doses administered against COVID19 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has crossed a significant milestone in the fight against the global pandemic. As on 19February, 2021, till 8:00 AM, the cumulative vaccine doses administered to healthcare and frontline workers against COVID19 in the country have surpassed 1crore. India took 34 days to achieve the landmark feat of 1 crore vaccinations, the second fastest in the world. 2.12 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1699353]. Click here for PDF.

February 18, 2021

1284. Algorithm - Standard Operating Procedure for International Arrivals - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

International Arrival: Mandatory filling up of Self-Declaration Form (SDF) and uploading of negative RT-PCR test report for all International travelers. Airlines to ensure availability of negative RT-PCR report before allowing the travelers to board. Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in]. Click here for PDF.

1283. Guidelines for International Arrivals (in supersession of all guidelines issued on the subject since 2 nd August 2020) - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Introduction: In the context of COVID-19, Government of India is following point of entry procedures for identifying International travellers, particularly at-risk travellers to India through multi-pronged strategy of thermal screening and testing. Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in]. Click here for PDF.

1282. Third Topmost globally, India’s cumulative vaccination coverage has crossed 94 lakhs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India is the third topmost country globally with the highest cumulative vaccination numbers, after USA and the UK. As on 18February, 2021, till 8:00 AM, the cumulative vaccination coverage to healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs) against COVID19 in the country has crossed 94 lakhs. 10.52 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1698949]. Click here for PDF.

February 17, 2021

1281. Update on COVID-19 Vaccination- Day 33 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered to healthcare and frontline workers is close to 92 lakhs today. 91,86,757 vaccine dosesweregiventhrough 1,98,352 sessions, as per the provisional report till 6 pm today. These include 61,79,669 HCWs who have taken the 1st doseand 3,42,116 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, along with 26,64,972 FLWs (1st dose). While the countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on 16 Jan 2021, vaccination of the FLWs started from 2 Feb 2021. 8.18 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1698832]. Click here for PDF.

1281. Active Cases decline in all States/UTs in the last month - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s total Active Caseload currently stands at 1.36 lakh (1,36,549) today. The active caseload now consists of just 1.25% of India’s total Positive Cases. In a significant development, all States and UTs have reported a decline in active cases in the last month. Maharashtra has shown a substantial decline in active cases from 53,163 on 17 January, 2021 to 38,307 on 17 February, 2021. 11.16 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1698602]. Click here for PDF.

February 16, 2021

1280. More than 60% health care workers given the first dose within a month of the launch of COVID Vaccination, 1.7 lakh second doses also administered: Health Secretary - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

More than 87.40 lakh COVID-19 Vaccine doses have been administered till today. Out of these, more than 62.8 lakh healthcare workers have received vaccine, that is, more than 60% health care workers of the country have received the first dose of vaccine within a month of the launch of vaccination. Out of them, more than 1.7 lakh doses have received the second dose of the vaccine, which forms 37.5% of the eligible vaccinations who have already received the first dose. 6.50 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1698507]. Click here for PDF.

1279. Initiatives by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti to ensure continuity of education during covid 19 - Ministry of Education

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) with the support of Ministry of Education, MHA and state administration ensured safe return of 3173 migrated students of Class-IX during COVID pandemic period. By imparting online training to teachers and conducting online classes, NVS made all efforts to ensure no academic loss to students. 4.43 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1698461]. Click here for PDF.

1278. Multimedia Exhibition Van travelling to create awareness on Vaccination for COVID-19 and Aatmanirbhar Bharat is flagged off at Mumbai today - Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

A Multimedia Exhibition Van to create awareness on COVID-19 Vaccination and Aatmanirbhar Bharat has been flagged off by the Principal Health Secretary, Government of Maharashtra Dr. Pradeep Kumar Vyas at the premises of Films Division in Mumbai today. The Director General of Films Division Ms Smita Vats Sharma and WHO’s Surveillance Medical Officer Dr. Vivek R. Pardeshi were also present at the flagging-off ceremony. 2.08 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1698401]. Click here for PDF.

1277. India continues to follow trajectory of Steady Decline in Active Cases - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Active Cases in the country are showing a consistent decline. India’s total Active Caseload has dropped to 1.36 lakh (1,36,872) today. The present active caseload now consists of just 1.25% of India’s total Positive Cases. More than 1.06 Cr (1,06,33,025) people have recovered so far. 11,805 patients have recovered and got discharged in the last 24 hours. India’s Recovery Rate of 97.32% is amongst the highest in the world. The difference between the recovered and active cases has further increased to 1,04,96,153 today. In another positive development, 31 States/UTs have reported Recovery Rate more than the national average. Daman & Diu & Dadra & Nagar Haveli have a recovery rate of 99.88%. 12.11 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1698349]. Click here for PDF.

February 15, 2021

1276. 33 States/UTs have less than 5,000 Active Cases - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s total Active Caseload currently stands at 1.39 lakh (1,39,637) today. The active caseload consists of 1.28% of India’s total Positive Cases. 33 States & UTs have reported less than 5,000 active cases in the last 24 hours. Tripura and Daman & Diu & Dadra & Nagar Haveli currently have only 2 active cases each. 12.19 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1698068]. Click here for PDF.

February 14, 2021

1275. Steady Decline in Number of Deaths; Daily Fatalities below 100 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has been recording a steady decline in the number of daily new deaths since 1 October 2020.  92 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Since 1 October 2020, the nation has seen an unabated decline in Case Fatality Rate. The Case Fatality Rate today stands below 1.5 (1.43%). India’s Case Fatality Rate is one of the lowest in the world.More than 1.06 Cr (1,06,11,731) people have recovered so far. 11,016 patients have recovered and got discharged in the last 24 hours. India’s Recovery Rate of 97.31% is amongst the highest in the world. The difference between the recovered and active cases has grown to 1,04,74,164 today. 11.53 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1697885]. Click here for PDF.

February 13, 2021

1274. SOP on preventive measures to contain spread of COVID-19 in offices - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Background: Offices and other workplaces are relatively close settings, with shared spaces like workstations, corridors, elevators & stairs, parking places, cafeteria/canteens, meeting rooms and conference halls etc. and COVID-19 infection can spread relatively fast among officials, staffs and visitors. There is a need to prevent spread of infection and to respond in a timely and effective manner in case suspect case of COVID-19 is detected in these settings, so as to limit the spread of infection. Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in]. Click here for PDF.

1273. Update on COVID-19 Vaccination- Day 29 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The cumulative number of healthcare and frontline workers vaccinated against COVID19 in the country has surpassed 80 lakh today.

80,52,454 beneficiaries have been vaccinated through 1,69,215 sessions, as per the provisional report till 6 pm today. These include 59,35,275 Health Care Workers (HCWs) and 21,17,179 Front Line Workers (FLWs). 8.11 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1697804]. Click here for PDF.

1272. India vaccinates close to 8 million beneficiaries against COVID19 in 28 days - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has vaccinated close to 80 lakh beneficiaries in its fight against COVID19.

As on 13th February, 2021, till 8:00 AM, 79,67,647 beneficiaries have received the vaccination under the countrywide COVID19 vaccination exercise.

Out of these, 5,909,136 are Health Care Workers and 2,058,511 are Front Line Workers. 1,64,781 sessions have been conducted so far. 11.27 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1697651]. Click here for PDF.

February 12, 2021

1271. Use of Homoeopathy medicines in Covid-19 treatment discussed in Parliament - AYUSH

The Honourable Supreme Court has upheld the advisory of Ministry of AYUSH in its judgement dated 15.12.2020 and permitted use of homoeopathy medicine as add on to standard care in COVID-19 treatment. This was clarified by ShriKirenRijiju, Minister of State (IC) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and Additional Charge of Minister of State (IC) for the Ministry of AYUSH to the LokSabha today. 4.45 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1697390]. Click here for PDF.

1270. Campaign on COVID Vaccination and AatmaNirbhar Bharat launched by Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant - Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

Campaign on COVID Vaccination and AatmaNirbhar Bharat by Field Outreach Bureau, Goa ,was flagged off today by Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant. At a time when the whole world is struggling due to Covid-19 Pandemic, India under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has successfully launched the vaccination. In the first phase of vaccination all the healthcare professionals and frontline workers will be covered. In the state of Goa 9200 healthcare workers and 2000 frontline workers vaccinated so far, said Dr Pramod Sawant. 2.36 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1697349]. Click here for PDF.

1269. India records a sharp decline in the Active Caseload; stands at 1.35 lakh today - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The country’s total Active Caseload has seen a sharp decline, falling to 1.35 lakh (1,35,926) today.

The total positive cases of the country now comprise only 1.25% of the total cases. The day on day change of active cases in the last few weeks shows a consistent decline. 10.53 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1697306]. Click here for PDF.

February 11, 2021

1268. Update on COVID-19 Vaccination-Day 27 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The number of healthcare and frontline workers vaccinated against COVID19 has reached 74.30 lakh on the twenty seventh day of the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination program. All States/UTs except Mizoram and Daman and Diu reported vaccination activity today. The cumulative number of healthcare workers and frontline workers vaccinated against COVID19 is 74,30,866 (as at 7:00 pm today),as per the provisional report. 1,53,799 sessions have been held so far. 10,743 sessions were held till 7:00 pm today. 7.55 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1697198]. Click here for PDF.

1267. Several steps taken to help Pensioners during COVID-19 Pandemic: Dr Jitendra Singh - Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the several steps were taken to help Pensioners during COVID-19 Pandemic. 6.04 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1697152]. Click here for PDF.

1266. Field Outreach Bureau Goa set to launch month long campaign on COVID Vaccination and AtmaNirbhar Bharat - Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

In order to increase the awareness of COVID Vaccination, its efficacy, safety and to clear apprehensions on Adverse events following immunization (AEFI), Field outreach Bureau ( FOB) Goa- unit of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is set to launch a month long campaign. 2.34 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1697070]. Click here for PDF.

1265. India becomes fastest in the world to reach 70 lakh vaccinations against COVID19 in only 26 days - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

With yet another significant achievement, India has become the fastest country in the world to achieve over 70 lakh vaccinations against Covid-19. India accomplished this feat in only 26 days, while it took 27 days for the US and 48 days for the UK to reach the same figures. India has also been the fastest to touch the 6 million mark a few days back. 11.37 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1697012]. Click here for PDF.

February 10, 2021

1264. Update on COVID-19 Vaccination- Day 26 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The cumulative number of healthcare and frontline workers vaccinated against COVID19 has reached 68.26 lakhs today. 68,26,898 beneficiaries were vaccinated through 1,42,455 sessions, as per the provisional report till 6 pm today. These include 56,65,172 HCWs (57.4%) and 11,61,726 FLWs (13.2%). 7.38 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1696884]. Click here for PDF.

1263. NE Region has received adequate funds from the Centre to fight the COVID-19 Pandemic effectively: DrJitendra Singh - Ministry of Development of North-East Region

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that adequate funds were made available to the NE region to fight COVID-19. 4.23 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1696782]. Click here for PDF.

1262. Following a steady downward slope, India’s Active Caseload down to 1.41 Lakh. Less than 5,000 Active Cases in 33 States/UTs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has been consistently following a declining slope of active cases. The country’s active caseload has dropped to 1.41 lakh (1,41,511) today. The present active cases now consist of just 1.30% of India’s Total Positive Cases. Following the national cue, 33 States & UTs have reported less than 5000 active cases in the last 24 hours. Daman & Diu & Dadra & Nagar Haveli currently have 0 active cases. 11.57 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1696691]. Click here for PDF.

February 09, 2021

1261. Update on COVID-19. Let’s earn herd immunity through vaccination; not infection : NITI AAyog - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

More than 63 lakh healthcare workers and frontline workers have been administered COVID -19 vaccine doses till date. At the same time, the number of active cases has gone below 1.50 lakhs and is declining further. The average daily deaths reported last week was 96. The cumulative positivity rate is 5.35% and is declining further. This has been stated by Union Health Secretary Shri Rajesh Bhushan in course of a media briefing on COVID-19 held at National Media Centre in New Delhi today. 6.42 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1696569]. Click here for PDF.

1260. Security Measures for Asha Workers during COVID-19 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Under the National Health Mission, ASHAs are envisaged to be community health volunteer and are entitled only to task/activity based incentives.  In FY 2018-19 the Union Cabinet revised the amount of incentive for ASHAs from  Rs 1000  to 2000 per month. 12.35 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1696437]. Click here for PDF.

1259. India’s Daily new Cases continue to show steady decline; Recoveries on an upward streak - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s daily new cases continue to manifest a downward trend. 9,110 new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours. Low number of daily cases and rising recoveries have ensured a sustained fall in the Active Cases. India’s total Active Caseload has also dropped to 1.43 lakh (1,43,625) today. The active caseload now consists of just 1.32% of India’s total Positive Cases. A total of 1.05Cr (1,05,48,521) people have recovered so far. 14,016 patients have recovered and got discharged in the last 24 hours. The difference between the recovered patients and the active cases continues to progressively grow. It is pegged at 1,04,04,896 today. 11.09 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1696402]. Click here for PDF.

February 08, 2021

1258. Update on COVID-19 Vaccination- Day 24 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has scaled another global peak in its fight against pandemic. India has become the fastest country to vaccinate 6 million beneficiaries countrywide. This feat was achieved in just 24 days. USA took 26 days to reach this mark whereas the UK achieved this in 46 days. The nationwide COVID Vaccination program was launched by Hon. Prime Minister on 16 Jan 2021. Vaccination of the frontline workers commended from 2 Feb 2021. 7.56 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1696292]. Click here for PDF.

1257. Steady decline in number of deaths; Daily Fatalities below 150 continuously since last 10 days - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

In a significant achievement, India has been recording less than 150 daily deaths continuously for the last 10 days. Only 84 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The effective strategy of containment including prompt tracing & tracking, aggressive and widespread testing, combined with standardized clinical management protocols have ensured the low mortality levels, in addition to consistent low daily positive cases. 11.06 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1696087]. Click here for PDF.

 

February 07, 2021

1256. Update on COVID-19 Vaccination-Day 23 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The number of healthcare and frontline workers vaccinated against COVID19 has crossed the 58L mark on the twenty third day of the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination program. India is now the third topmost country with the highest doses of COVID19 vaccine administered, after USA and the UK. 8.11 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1696006]. Click here for PDF.

1255. India is now 3rd Topmost Country with Highest Doses of COVID19 Vaccine administered - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has scaled another global peak in its fight against COVID19. India has become the third topmost country in the world in terms of the number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered. Only the United States and the United Kingdom remain ahead of India. 11.59 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1695914]. Click here for PDF.

1254. I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar launches state wide awareness campaign on COVID19 vaccination and Aatmanirbhar Bharat in Pune - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shri Prakash Javadekar today flagged off a mobile exhibition awareness campaign on covid vaccination and Aatmnirbhar Bharat in Pune. Under this campaign 16 specially fabricated vans will travel across 36 districts of Maharashtra to spread awareness among people. The campaign has been designed and implemented by the Regional Outreach Bureau, Pune of Ministry of I&B in collaboration with the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the IEC Division of the Maharashtra Health Department. The vans will also display messages through LED screens and these vans will be live tracked through GPS. 11.53 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1695915]. Click here for PDF.

February 06, 2021

1253. Union Health Secretary Reviews Status and Progress of COVID Vaccination with States/UTs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary reviewed the status and progress of COVID vaccination with Health Secretaries and NHM MDs of States and UTs, through video conference (VC) today. One of the largest such exercise globally, the countrywide COVID19 vaccination programme was launched three weeks back on 16th January 2021 by Hon. Prime Minister. 6.26 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1695818]. Click here for PDF.

1252. India registers unprecedented record in testing with more than 20 cr tests - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has registered an unprecedented record in the number of COVID-19 cumulative tests. It has crossed the landmark of 20 crore (20,06,72,589) total tests today.7,40,794 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. 12.04 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1695748]. Click here for PDF.

February 05, 2021

1251. Update on COVID-19 Vaccination. Nearly 53 lakh Healthcare Workers Vaccinated across the country - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The countrywide COVID-19 vaccination program was conducted successfully on the twenty-first day as well. The cumulative number of healthcare workers vaccinated against COVID19 is nearly 53 lakhs today. 52,90,474 beneficiaries were vaccinated through 1,04,781 sessions, as per the provisional report till 6 pm today. 3,31,029 beneficiaries vaccinated till 6 pm on 21th day of vaccination drive. Final reports would be completed for the day by late tonight. 8.02 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1695638]. Click here for PDF.

1250. 17 COVID-19 Bio-repositories have been notified by Government of India - Ministry of Earth Science

A total of 17 COVID-19 Bio-repositories have been notified by Government of India on 23-05-2020. These are set up at laboratories of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The list of Bio-repositories is given below. 7.24 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1695614]. Click here for PDF.

1249. Launch of Covid Vaccine - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The COVID-19 vaccination has been rolled out in the country from 16 January 2021 in a phased manner starting with prioritised groups of Health Care Workers and Front Line Workers. The roll-out of COVID-19 vaccine is being done simultaneously across all States and UTs. The Government has sufficient doses of COVID-19 vaccine available for the on-going phase of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. 6.44 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1695594]. Click here for PDF.

1248. Impact of Covid on Persons With Critical Health Issues - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

As per the latest ‘Sankalak: Status of National AIDS Response’ (2020) report of the Government, around 5.56 lakh HIV/AIDS cases have been reported in last three years under HIV testing and counseling services of National AIDS Control Programme in country. 6.41 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1695592]. Click here for PDF.

1247. Impact of Covid-19 on Integrated Child Development Services - Ministry of Women and Child Development

During COVID-19, functioning of Anganwadi Centres were permitted as per guidelines issued by Government from time to time. Accordingly, the distribution of food items and nutrition support were provided by Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) once in 15 days at the doorstep of beneficiaries, e.g., children, women and lactating mothers. 4.20 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1695507]. Click here for PDF.

1246. Operation of Trains Services - Ministry of Railways

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, Indian Railways discontinued all regular passenger carrying train w.e.f. 23 March, 2020.  Indian Railways, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Government from time to time, resumed passenger train operations w.e.f. 1 May, 2020 by operating Shramik special trains followed by operation of Rajdhani Special services w.e.f. 12 May, 2020 and other special trains w.e.f 1 June, 2020. The number of services have been increased in a phased manner and presently, Indian Railways is operating 1328 Mail/Express Special Trains, 206 Passenger trains and 5350 Suburban Trains, which are in addition to  684 Festival Special also being operated. 3.56 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1695485]. Click here for PDF.

1245. Facilities to returning migrants by Indian Railways - Ministry of Railways

To facilitate the stranded labourers and other persons, Indian Railways operated 4621 Shramik Special trains between 1 May, 2020 and 31 August, 2020 to help them in reaching their respective home states. Shramik Special trains were requisitioned by State Governments and under normal circumstances, such special trains are booked by State Government/any agency or by an individual on Full Tariff Rates which include normal fare for both directions, service charge, empty haulage charge, detention charge etc. 3.56 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1695484]. Click here for PDF.

1244. India’s total Active Cases less than Total Deaths; Active Cases slide further down to 1.51 lakh - Ministry of Education

India’s total active caseload continues to follow a consistent downward slide. The total Active Cases have dropped to 1.51 lakh (1,51,460) today. It is less than total deaths recorded (1,54,823) till today. The active caseload consists of just 1.40% of India’s total Positive Cases. India’s Daily New Cases also continue to follow a downward trajectory. 12,408 daily new positive cases recorded in the last 24 hours. India’s cases per million population (7,828) are amongst the lowest in the world. This count is much higher for countries like Russia, Germany, Italy, Brazil, France, UK and USA. 11.55 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1695415]. Click here for PDF.

February 04, 2021

1243. ICMR Third National Sero-survey for SARS-CoV-2 infection - Indian Council of Medical Research

Third National Serosurvey Dec 17, 2020 – Jan 8, 2021: Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in general population (≥10 yr): 28, 589. Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in healthcare workers (HCW): 7, 171. Survey conducted in the same 700 villages/wards; 70 districts from 21 States selected during the 1st and 2nd rounds. 100 HCWs per district, working in Taluk hospitals/CHCs/PHCs (all HCWs from selected health facilities). IgG antibody against S1 Receptor Binding Domain was detected. Click here for PDF.

1242. Government of India PIB Press Briefing, 4th February 2021 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Major highlights this week - Number of vaccine doses administered – 45,93,427 (till 1.30 pm). Active cases less than 1.60 lakhs and declining. Recovery Rate has crossed, 97% mark. Cumulative positivity rate, 5.42% and declining. Click here for PDF.

1241. Around 46 Lakh Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccine Administered, More Than 43 Lakh Health Care Workers Vaccinated till date : Health Secretary - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

First 4 million vaccines administered in 18 days; India fastest country to achieve this feat : Health Secretary. Above 97% Beneficiaries Satisfied With Vaccination Experience In The Country. Not a Single Dose of Vaccine Will Be Wasted: NITI Aayog. 6.04 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1695216]. Click here for PDF.

1240. Steps taken to provide online education amidst COVID-19 pandemic - Ministry of Education

The Government has taken various steps to provide online education amidst COVID-19 pandemic. These include PRAGYATA Guidelines on Digital Education, Internet access under BHARAT NET scheme, etc

PRAGYATA Guidelines on Digital Education:Keeping in view the availability of digital infrastructure, guideline briefs on various modes of digital education including online mode that depends more on availability of internet, partially online mode that utilizes the blended approach of digital technology and other offline activities, partial and offline mode that utilizes television and radio as a major medium of instruction of education. 4.59 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1695152]. Click here for PDF.

1239. Nearly 4.5 million beneficiaries vaccinated against COVID19 in 19 days - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has achieved a significant achievement in its fight against the global pandemic. Nearly 4.5 million (44,49,552) beneficiaries have received COVID19 vaccination in merely 19 days. India has been the fastest country to achieve 4 million COVID19 vaccinations in just 18 days. Many other countries have had a head start of almost 65 days. India launched the countrywide COVID19 vaccination drive on 16th Jan 2021. 11.27 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1695051]. Click here for PDF.

February 03, 2021

1238. India becomes the fastest country to reach 4 million COVID19 vaccination mark in 18 days - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s trajectory of leaping across landmarks in its fight against the global pandemic continues. In a significant achievement, India has become the fastest country in the world to reach the 4 million COVID19 vaccination mark. The country has achieved this feat in 18 days. 11.38 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1694677]. Click here for PDF.

February 02, 2021

1237. Update on COVID-19 Vaccination & National Polio Immunization Drive - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The countrywide COVID-19 vaccination program was conducted successfully on the eighteenth today. The Prime Minister launched the countrywide COVID 19 Vaccination drive on 16 Jan 2021. The cumulative number of healthcare workers vaccinated against COVID19 has crossed 41 lakhs today. A total of 41,20,741beneficiaries (till 7 pm today) vaccinated through 76,516 sessions, as per the provisional report. 3,785 sessions were held till 7 pm today. 8.32 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1694569]. Click here for PDF.

1236. COVID Vaccination Administration Training Programme for health care workers belonging to target group of NBCFDC - Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

The National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation (NBCFDC) has signed an MOU with M/s. Apollo Medskills Pvt Ltd. for providing COVID Vaccination Administration training programme (as per guidelines of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare) to Nurses, Medical & Nursing students and Pharmacist belonging to the target group of National Backward Classes Finance and Development (NBCFDC) on a co-funding basis. The programme has been sanctioned with the aim of Up-Skilling the competency level of the health care-workers as well contributing to the national programme of Vaccination under progress. 5.32 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1694468]. Click here for PDF.

1235. Purchase of Ventilators for COVID-19 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

During the Financial Year 2019-20, Rs.1113.21 crore was released to the State/Union Territory Administration under National Health Mission towards management and containment of Covid 19 pandemic. 4.30 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1694442]. Click here for PDF.

1234. Welfare of Asha Workers - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Rs. 6309.91 crore have been released to States/UTs under Management and containment of Covid19 under the India Covid19 Health System Preparedness and Emergency Response Package during financial year 2020-21 (up to 19-1-2021). 4.29 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1694441]. Click here for PDF.

1233. High Level Committee for Distribution and Administration of COVID-19 Vaccines - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

A National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC) has been establishe, which provides guidance on all aspects of COVID-19 vaccination including prioritization of population groups, procurement and inventory management, vaccine selection, vaccine delivery and tracking mechanism etc. 4.27 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1694439]. Click here for PDF.

1232. Bio-Medical Waste Management During COVID-19 Pandemic - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Guidelines issued by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) “ Handling, Treatment & Disposal of Bio-medical Waste Generated during Treatment/Diagnosis/Quarantine of COVID-19 Patients”, are being followed by all Central Govt. Hospitals. During COVID-19, Central Government Hospitals have been advised to manage and dispose the bio-medical waste as per as Bio-medical Waste Management Rules-2016. 4.26 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1694438]. Click here for PDF.

1231. Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccines to States - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Government of India has started COVID-19 vaccination for Health Care Workers in the country on 16th January 2021. All the States and Union Territories have been provided with the COVID-19 vaccines. 4.20 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1694433]. Click here for PDF.

1230. India’s Daily New Cases drop below 9,000 after 8 months - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

8,635 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours Daily Deaths less than 100, lowest in 8.5 months More than 39.5 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated against COVID19. 11.33 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1694350]. Click here for PDF.

1229. Centre rushes High Level teams to Kerala and Maharashtra for supporting the States in public health interventions for COVID19 management - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has decided to depute two high-level multi-disciplinary teams to Kerala and Maharashtra to collaborate with the State Health Authorities in instituting public health measures for COVID-19 management. 10.04 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1694325]. Click here for PDF.

February 01, 2021

1228. India’s Recovery Rate touches 97%; 11,858 recoveries in the last 24 hours - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Daily New Cases and deaths continue to follow a downward slide. More than 37.5 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated against COVID19. 12.11 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1693842]. Click here for PDF.

 

 

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External Links on COVID-19

Standard Operating Procedures SOPs: National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

ICMR Third National Sero-survey for SARS-CoV-2 infection
Source: Indian Council of Medical Research


Government of India PIB Press Briefing, 4th February 2021
Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Governement of India


COVID-19 VACCINE COMMUNICATION STRATEGY
Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Governement of India


Full Text: World Migration Report 2020
Source: International Organization for Migration, November 2019


World Bank Report: COVID-19 Crisis Through a Migration Lens
Source: The World Bank Group (April 2020)


WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the World Health Assembly
Source: World Health Organization, November 9, 2020.


Atmanirbhar Bharat Package 3.0
Source: Ministry of Finance, November 12, 2020


Press Information Bureau: Coronavirus
Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India


COVID-19 Updates
Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,
Government of India


JAMA Network: Coronavirus Disease 2019
Source: 2020 American Medical Association

 


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