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

A boy gets booster dose against Covid-19, during the vaccination drive for 18 plus at a private hospital, in New Delhi on Sunday. April 10, 2022. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar / The Hindu

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 - April 2022
Source: MoHFW, Government of India
WHO Global Situation Reports on COVID-19 [External Link]. 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 - April 2022. Source: World Health Organization
PIB Daily Bulletin on COVID19 - April 2022. Source: PIB, Government of IndiaThe WHO's India Updates on COVID-19 - April 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 April

April 30, 2022

1600. India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 188.89 Cr - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 188.89 Cr (1,88,89,90,935) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,32,98,421 sessions. 9.34 pm. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1821456]. Click here for PDF.

April 29, 2022

1599. Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain. 9.31 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1821134]. Click here for PDF.

April 28, 2022

1598. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

3,303 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours. Daily positivity rate (0.66%). Weekly Positivity Rate (0.61%). 83.64 cr Total Tests conducted so far; 4,97,669 tests conducted in the last 24 hours. 9.09 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1820786]. Click here for PDF.

April 27, 2022

1597. 2,927 new cases reported in the last 24 hours - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 188.19 Cr (1,88,19,40,971) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,31,48,146 sessions. 9.15 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1820335]. Click here for PDF.

April 26, 2022

1596. More than 19.90 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. 9.18 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1820025]. Click here for PDF.

April 25, 2022

1595. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

2,541 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours. Daily positivity rate (0.84%). Weekly Positivity Rate (0.54%). 83.50 cr Total Tests conducted so far; 3,02,115 tests conducted in the last 24 hours. 9.18 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1819676]. Click here for PDF.

April 24, 2022

1594. Over 2.65Cr 1st dose vaccines administered for age group 12-14 years - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 187.67 Cr (1,87,67,20,318) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,30,29,745sessions. 9.36 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1819461]. Click here for PDF.

April 23, 2022

1593. COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 463 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 187.65Crore (1,87,65,28,965) today. More than17lakh (17,15,674) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight. 8.09 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1819397]. Click here for PDF.

April 22, 2022

1592. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

187.26 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India's Active caseload currently stands at 14,241. Active cases stand at 0.03%. 9.44 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1818878]. Click here for PDF.

April 21, 2022

1591. 2,380 new cases reported in the last 24 hours - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 187.07 Cr (1,87,07,08,111) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,28,80,254 sessions. 9.52 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1818550]. Click here for PDF.

April 20, 2022

1590. Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain. 9.20 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1818215]. Click here for PDF.

April 19, 2022

1589. Plasma-based green disinfectants can limit spread of infectious diseases like COVID 19 - Ministry of Science & Technology

Researchers have developed a plasma-based disinfectant generated with the help of cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAP) which could act as a green decontaminant for COVID 19.

The COVID 19 pandemic had brought forth the urgent need for decontaminants that can limit the spread of infectious diseases through contact. However, most decontaminants consisted of chemicals which are hazardous for the environment. This encouraged researchers to work towards greener alternatives. 5.31 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1818089]. Click here for PDF.

1588. “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance Scheme for Health Workers fighting COVID-19” extended for a further period of 180 days - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP), insurance scheme for Health Care Workers Fighting COVID-19’ has been extended for a further period of 180 days from 19 April, 2022. It has been decided to extend the policy so as to continue to provide the safety net to the dependents of health workers who are deputed to take care of COVID-19 patients. 1.35 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1817977]. Click here for PDF.

April 18, 2022

1587. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

186.54 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India's Active caseload currently stands at 11,542. 9.32 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1817639]. Click here for PDF.

April 17, 2022

1586. Over 2.42Cr 1st dose vaccines administered for age group 12-14 years - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

COVID-19 vaccination for the age group 12-14 years was started on 16 March, 2022. So far, more than 2.42 Cr (2,42,97,421) adolescents have been administered with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. 9.22 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1817465]. Click here for PDF.

April 16, 2022

1585. More than 20.60 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. 9.11 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1817203]. Click here for PDF.

April 15, 2022

1584. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

186.30cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India's Active caseload currently stands at11,191. 9.14 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1816925]. Click here for PDF.

April 14, 2022

1583. COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 454 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 186.29 Crore (1,86,29,33,775) today. More than 5 lakh (5,56,637) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. More than 2.38 Crore (2,38,27,974) vaccine doses have been administered to 12-14 years age group so far. 8.48 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1816895]. Click here for PDF.

April 13, 2022

1582. India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 186.07 Cr - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 186.07 Cr (1,86,07,06,499) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,25,81,738 sessions. 9.46 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1816208]. Click here for PDF.

April 12, 2022

1581. More than 19.18 Crore balance and unutilized vaccine doses still available with States/UTs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain. 9.19 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1815841]. Click here for PDF.

April 11, 2022

1580. Hon’ble Supreme Court fixes timelines for filing of claims for payment of ex-gratia assistance to families of COVID-19 deceased - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Hon’ble Supreme Court vide its Order dated 24th March 2022 in the Miscellaneous Application No. 1805 of 2021 in Writ Petition (C) No. 539 of 2021 has fixed the following timelines for beneficiaries to file claims for payment of ex-gratia assistance to families of COVID-19 deceased as announced by National Disaster Management Authority. 11.26 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1815545]. Click here for PDF.

1579. Over 2.22 Cr vaccine doses administered for age group 12-14 years - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 185.74 Cr (1,85,74,18,827) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,24,81,173 sessions. 9.40 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1815514]. Click here for PDF.

April 10, 2022

1578. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

185.70cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India's Active caseload currently stands at11,132. Active cases standat 0.03%. 9.53 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1815347]. Click here for PDF.

April 09, 2022

1577. Orientation of States/UTs on Administration of Precaution Dose to 18-59 years old population at Private CVCs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

An orientation meeting of all Health Secretaries of States/UTs was held on 09th April 2022 at 10:30 am, under the chairpersonship of Secretary (H&FW), regarding precaution dose for 18-59 years old population at Private CVCs. 12.17 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1815156]. Click here for PDF.

April 08, 2022

1576. Precaution Dose to be now available to 18+ population group from 10th April, 2022, at Private Vaccination Centres - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

It has been decided that precaution dose of COVID vaccines will be made available to 18+ population group at private vaccination centres. The administration of Precaution Dose to 18+ population through Private Vaccination Centres would start from 10th April (Sunday), 2022. 3.01 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1814804]. Click here for PDF.

1575. More than 16.36 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=1814650]. Click here for PDF.

April 07, 2022

1574. India's Active caseload currently stands at 11,639 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 185.20 Cr (1,85,20,72,469) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,23,20,478 sessions. 9.27 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1814299]. Click here for PDF.

April 06, 2022

1573. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

185.04 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India's Active caseload currently stands at 11,871. Active cases stand at 0.03%. 9.16 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1813909]. Click here for PDF.

April 05, 2022

1572. 795 new cases reported in the last 24 hours - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 184.87 Cr (1,84,87,33,081) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,22,15,213 sessions. 9.30 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1813454]. Click here for PDF.

April 04, 2022

1571. Over 1.86 Cr vaccine doses administered for age group 12-14 years - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

In a significant development, following a continuous downward trend, India’s Active Caseload (12,597) today has declined to less than 13,000 mark after 714 days. Active cases now constitute 0.03% of the country's total Positive Cases. The caseload was 12,974 Active Cases on 18 April 2020. 11.47 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1813072]. Click here for PDF.

1570. 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. 9.49 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1813036]. Click here for PDF.

April 03, 2022

1569. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

184.52 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India's Active caseload currently stands at 13,445. Active cases stand at 0.03%. 9.10 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1812621]. Click here for PDF.

April 02, 2022

1568. 1,260 new cases reported in the last 24 hours - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 184.52 Cr (1,84,52,44,856) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,20,93,346 sessions. 9.32 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1812625]. Click here for PDF.

April 01, 2022

1567. Over 1.72 Cr vaccine doses administered for age group 12-14 years - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 184.31 Cr (1,84,31,89,377) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,20,52,965 sessions. 9.36 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1812191]. 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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