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COVID-19 Compendium (March 2022): Official Information on COVID-19 Released by India and the WHO [HTML and PDF]

A teacher greets students after schools reopened for children attending standards I to V as part of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Ranchi on March 7, 2022. Photo: PTI

An up-to-date compilation of more than 1,500 official statements by the Government of India from January 17, 2020. 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 State-wise Status - March 2022 Source: MoHFW, Government of IndiaWHO Global Situation Reports on COVID-19 - March 2022. Source: World Health Organization
COVID-19 Research Resources Repository
(Data Sets) [ External Link]

Source: National Digital Library of India
Weekly Epidemiological Reports on COVID-19 - March 2022. Source: World Health Organization
PIB Daily Bulletin on COVID19 - March 2022
Source: PIB, Government of India
The WHO's India Updates on COVID-19 - March 2022
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 for the year 2022

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COVID-19: Month-wise Press Releases for the Year :- 2020 and 2021

Press Releases in March

March 31, 2022

1566. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

184.06 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India's Active caseload currently stands at 14,307. 9.00 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1811743]. Click here for PDF.

March 30, 2022

1565. More than 15.95 Crore balance and unutilized vaccine doses still available with States/UTs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16 January 2021. 9.14 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1811167]. Click here for PDF.

March 29, 2022

1564. India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 183.53 Cr - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 183.53 Cr (1,83,53,90,499) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,18,49,698 sessions. 9.46 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1810759]. Click here for PDF.

March 28, 2022

1563. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

183.26 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India's Active caseload currently stands at 15,859. Active cases stand at 0.04%. Recovery Rate currently at 98.75%. 1,567 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases Total Recoveries to 4,24,83,829. 8.53 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1810328]. Click here for PDF.

March 27, 2022

1562. More than 16.18 Crore balance and unutilized vaccine doses still available with States/UTs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16 January 2021. 9.13 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1810116]. Click here for PDF.

March 26, 2022

1561. Over 1.07 Cr vaccine doses administered for age group 12-14 years - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 182.87 Cr (1,82,87,68,476) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,16,75,657 sessions. 9.24 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1809900]. Click here for PDF.

March 25, 2022

1560. More than 90 lakh vaccine doses administered for age group 12-14 years - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 182.55 Cr (1,82,55,75,126) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,16,22,613 sessions. 9.27 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1809452]. Click here for PDF.

March 24, 2022

1559. More than 16.68 Crore balance and unutilized vaccine doses still available with States/UTs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16 January 2021. 9.15 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1808956]. Click here for PDF.

March 23, 2022

1558. WELFARE OF CHILDREN WHO LOST PARENTS/GUARDIANS DURING COVID-19 - Ministry of Women and Child Development

The Hon'ble Prime Minister has announced PM CARES for Children scheme to support children who have lost both parents or surviving parent or legal guardian or adoptive parents due to COVID-19 pandemic. 3.59 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1808696]. Click here for PDF.

1557. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

181.89 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India's Active caseload currently stands at 23,087. Active cases stand at 0.05%. 9.18 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1808444]. Click here for PDF.

March 22, 2022

1556. More than 34 lakh vaccine doses administered for age group 12-14 years - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 181.56 Cr (1,81,56,01,944) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,14,38,677 sessions. 9.10 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1807957]. Click here for PDF.

March 21, 2022

1555. Guidelines for Covid-19 Vaccination of Children Between 12-14 Years of Age - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Guidelines for Covid-19 Vaccination of Children Between 12-14 Years of Age. Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in]. Click here for PDF.

1554. More than 17.21 Crore balance and unutilized vaccine doses still available with States/UTs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16 January 2021. 8.53 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1807477]. Click here for PDF.

March 20, 2022

1553. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

181.21 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India's Active caseload currently stands at 26,240. Active cases stand at 0.06%. 8.55 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1807355]. Click here for PDF.

March 19, 2022

1552. COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 428 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 181.19 Crore (1,81,19,31,011) today. More than 13 lakh (13,63,853) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. 8.55 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1807334]. Click here for PDF.

March 18, 2022

1551. 2,528 new cases reported in the last 24 hours - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 180.97Cr (1,80,97,94,588) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,12,97,331sessions. 9.11 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1807088]. Click here for PDF.

March 17, 2022

1550. More than 17.32 Crore balance and unutilized vaccine doses still available with States/UTs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16 January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21 June 2021. 9.03 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1806790]. Click here for PDF.

March 16, 2022

1549. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

180.60 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India's Active caseload currently stands at 32,811. Active cases stand at 0.08%. 9.08 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1806391]. Click here for PDF.

March 15, 2022

1548. COVID19 Vaccination for 12-14 yrs cohort to begin from tomorrow, National Vaccination Day, in all States/UTs - Ministry of Health and Family

Free of cost COVID19 vaccination for all beneficiaries of 12-14 age group will begin from tomorrow (16 March 2022), National Vaccination Day, at all Government COVID Vaccination Centers. The COVID19 vaccine to be administered would be Corbevax manufactured by Biological E. Limited, Hyderabad. This can be through online registration (beginning 9 am on 16 March 2022) or through onsite walk-in. 1.28 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1806104]. Click here for PDF.

1547. 2,568 new cases reported in the last 24 hours - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

In a positive development, India’s Active Caseload has declined to 33,917. Active cases now constitute 0.08% of the country's total Positive Cases. 9.49 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1806021]. Click here for PDF.

March 14, 2022

1546. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

180.19 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India's Active caseload currently stands at 36,168. Active cases stand at 0.08%. Recovery Rate currently at 98.72%. 4,377 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases Total Recoveries to 4,24,41,449. 9.15 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1805614]. Click here for PDF.

March 13, 2022

1545. More than 17.42 Crore balance and unutilized vaccine doses still available with States/UTs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. 9.12 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1805461]. Click here for PDF.

March 12, 2022

1544. 3,614 New Cases reported in the last 24 hours - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

With the administration of more than 18.18lakh Doses (18,18,511) vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 179.91Cr (1,79,91,57,486) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. 10.28 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1805270]. Click here for PDF.

March 11, 2022

1543. Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare 

The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16 January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21 June 2021. 9.11 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1804944]. Click here for PDF.

March 10, 2022

1542. India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 179.53 Cr - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

With the administration of more than 18.23 lakh Doses (18,23,329) vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 179.53 C (1,79,53,95,649)  as per provisional reports till 7 am today. 9.17 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1804637]. Click here for PDF.

March 09, 2022

1541. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

179.33 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India's Active caseload currently stands at 46,962. Active cases stand at 0.11%. Recovery Rate currently at 98.69%. 9.08 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1804193]. Click here for PDF.

March 08, 2022

1540. More than 21.34 lakh Vaccine Doses administered in the last 24 hours - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

With the administration of more than 21.34 lakh Doses (21,34,463) vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 179.13 C (1,79,13,41,295)  as per provisional reports till 7 am today. 9.26 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1803771]. Click here for PDF.

March 07, 2022

1539. More than 15.58 Crore balance and unutilized vaccine doses still available with States/UTs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16 January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21 June 2021. 9.45 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1803459]. Click here for PDF.

March 06, 2022

1538. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

178.83cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India's Active caseload currently stands at59,442. Active cases standat 0.14%. Recovery Rate currently at 98.66%. 9.28 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1803268]. Click here for PDF.

March 05, 2022

1537. India's Active Caseload currently stands at 63,878 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

With the administration of more than 24.62lakh Doses (24,62,562) vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 178.55Cr (1,78,55,66,940) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. 9.53 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1803103]. Click here for PDF.

March 04, 2022

1536. More than 15.49 Crore balance and unutilized vaccine doses still available with States/UTs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16 January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21 June 2021. 9.41 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1802814]. Click here for PDF.

March 03, 2022

1535. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

178.02 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India's Active caseload currently stands at 77,152. Active cases stand at 0.18%. 9.00 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1802479]. Click here for PDF.

March 02, 2022

1534. India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 177.79 Cr - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

With the administration of more than 8 lakh Doses (8,55,862) vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 177.79 Cr (1,77,79,92,977) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. 9.40 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1802214]. Click here for PDF.

March 01, 2022

1533. Recovery Rate currently stands at 98.59% - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

With the administration of more than 18 lakh Doses (18,22,513) vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 177.70 Cr (1,77,70,25,914) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. 9.36 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1801977]. Click here for PDF.

 

Return to PIB Releases – COVID 19

Related Articles on COVID-19 published by The Hindu Centre

Priya, R, et al., 2022. COVID-19: Urban Middle Class Survey Highlights Need for People’s Agency in Policy Making, The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, February 18.

Subramanian, S. 2021. Pandemic-induced Poverty in India after the First Wave of COVID-19: An Elaboration of Two Earlier Estimates, The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, August 19.

Shankar, G. and Kumari, R. 2020. The Migrant Economy During the Pandemic: An Exploratory Study in Baisi Block, Bihar, The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, December 10.

Jacob, N. 2020. Sewage Testing as a Pandemic Monitoring Tool, The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, September 10.

Chaturvedi, S. 2020. Pandemic Exposes Weaknesses in India’s Disaster Management Responses, The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, September 3.

Mudliar, P. 2020. A Reality Check on India’s Search for Digital Utopia, The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, August 28.

Ebenezer, R. 2020. Ensuring Zero Tolerance for all Forms of Forced Labour, The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, July 14.

Ngullie, O. G. and Ansari, A. A. 2020. India’s Public Distribution System and the Pandemic – Revisiting Delhi’s Beneficiaries, The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, June 26.

Vijay, G. and Gudavarthy, A. 2020. A Pandemic as a Political Reality Check, The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, April 15.


 

External Links on COVID-19

COVID-19: National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. [https://ncdc.gov.in/index4.php?lang=1&level=0&linkid=132&lid=549].

Statement on the eighth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic
Source: World Health Organization. [https://www.who.int/news/item/15-07-2021-statement-on-the-eighth-meeting-of-the-international-health-regulations-(2005)-emergency-committee-regarding-the-coronavirus-disease-(covid-19)-pandemic].

Therapeutics and COVID-19: living guideline
Source: World Health Organization. [https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/WHO-2019-nCoV-therapeutics-2021.1].

Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee for the WHO Health Emergencies Programme
Source: World Health Organization. [https://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/WHA74/A74_16-en.pdf].

Information related to COVID-19
Source: office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India

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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