India’s New Covid Cases Outnumber Daily Recoveries, Registers Over 40K New Infections


Covid Update: India reports 40,134 new Covid 19 cases, 36,946 discharges & 422 deaths in last 24 hours as per Union Health Ministry.

Total cases: 3,16,95,958

Total discharges: 3,08,57,467

Death toll: 4,24,773

Active cases: 4,13,718

Total Vaccination: 47,22,23,639 (17,06,598 in last 24 hours)

The Indian Council of Medical Research informed that 46,96,45,494 samples were tested till 1st August 2021, for Covid 19. Of these 14,28,984 samples were tested yesterday.

Bhubaneshwar achieves 100% vaccination target

Odisha’s Bhubaneswar has achieved the milestone of becoming the first city in the country to achieve 100 per cent vaccination coverage against COVID-19, informed Anshuman Rath, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Zonal Deputy Commissioner of South-East, Bhubaneswar. 

“We had set a target to complete vaccination in a specific timeline. BMC has a record of around nine lakh people who are above 18 years of age in the city. Which includes around 31 thousand healthcare workers, 33 thousand front-line workers. 5 lakh 17 thousand people are in the age group of 18 to 44 years. 3 lakh 25 thousand people are above 45 years of age. We had set a benchmark for these categories to complete their vaccination in the specific timeline by July 31.” Anshuman Rath told news agency ANI.

“As per the report, we have already vaccinated 18 lakh 16 thousand people in the city. Only a few people were not being able to take first does due to various reasons. There is a migrating population, who is working in their office in Bhubaneswar and getting the first jab of Covaxin.” he said.

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