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Overall Statistics - India

Active Cases 2,720,716
Recovered 23,728,011
Deaths 303,720
Total Vaccination 19,60,51,962
Source: MOHFW
  Last Updated : 20 May 2021, 10:48 AM IST

Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker

India has opened Covid-19 vaccination to everyone above 45 years of age and the jabs will be available to anyone over 18 from May 1. Taking the shot against the coronavirus disease is important, especially as the country battles its second wave of infections. The vaccination drive has been dogged by hesitancy, despite the shots being rigorously tested to be safe. In this series, HT asks those eligible to take the jab and busts misinformation surrounding the vaccines.

Total Vaccinated 18,64,35,795
Vaccinated Today 61,046
Source: COWIN
UPDATED ON 20 May, 11:25 AM IST

Vaccination by State/UT

State/UT Vaccinated Today Total Vaccinated
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 84 1,16,479
Andhra Pradesh 1,867 78,36,590
Arunachal Pradesh 230 3,13,455
Assam 3,410 35,70,762
Bihar 573 92,45,220
Chandigarh 606 2,98,531
Chhattisgarh 70 61,62,301
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 13 60,895
Daman and Diu 108 65,915
Delhi 4,742 48,94,881
Goa 351 4,59,704
Gujarat 6,425 1,50,89,212
Haryana 2,276 51,19,875
Himachal Pradesh 544 22,81,321
Jammu and Kashmir 24 28,90,477
Jharkhand 761 37,43,728
Karnataka 1,222 1,17,15,332
Kerala 300 85,91,200
Ladakh 69 1,26,977
Lakshadweep 0 28,944
Madhya Pradesh 6,921 94,06,893
Maharashtra 4,298 2,03,07,334
Manipur 4 3,99,478
Meghalaya 272 4,19,390
Mizoram 4 2,97,576
Nagaland 21 2,45,685
Odisha 13,224 69,14,434
Puducherry 192 2,37,397
Punjab 1,235 42,39,813
Rajasthan 4,163 1,56,26,477
Sikkim 254 2,29,172
Tamil Nadu 1,825 72,40,712
Telangana 234 55,19,907
Tripura 324 15,20,761
Uttar Pradesh 2,627 1,56,21,837
Uttarakhand 1,256 27,27,676
West Bengal 197 1,28,69,454
Visitors gather at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, US, on Sunday, June 20, 2021.(Bloomberg)

70% Americans of above 30 partially vaccinated: White House

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2021 10:15 PM IST
The US administration under Biden is now eyeing to vaccinate 70% of Americans above 27 with at least one dose by July 4. In a revamped strategy, the White House will now focus on vaccinating younger Americans in 18-26 age group, who have proved to be least likely to get a vaccine when it's available for them.
Pedestrians, some wearing face coverings due to Covid-19, walk past shops on Oxford Street in central London on June 7, 2021. (AFP)
Pedestrians, some wearing face coverings due to Covid-19, walk past shops on Oxford Street in central London on June 7, 2021. (AFP)

Delta Plus variant traced in 9 countries; UK, US, Japan, China on list

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 08:16 PM IST
India on Tuesday said it has at least 22 cases of the Delta plus variant, which the government has classified as a variant of interest so far. The strain from which it has mutated from Delta has been listed as a variant of concern by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks during the National Day program, in Dhaka.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks during the National Day program, in Dhaka.

Declare Covid-19 vaccine public good, says Bangladesh’s Sheikh Hasina

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2021 06:18 PM IST
Bangladesh on Tuesday locked down seven central districts surrounding the capital Dhaka to restrict public transport and human mobility. It reported 4,636 coronavirus cases on Monday, the most in a day since mid-April, raising the caseload to 851,668.
The WHO recommends that test positivity should remain at 5% or lower for 14 days before countries or regions reopen.(AP)
The WHO recommends that test positivity should remain at 5% or lower for 14 days before countries or regions reopen.(AP)

Is Covid wave 2 over? Positivity rate below 5% for 15 days

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 01:08 PM IST
With 42,640 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, the lowest in 91 days, and a positivity rate of 3.21 per cent, it would seem the present phase of the Covid-19 crisis is over and it is a good time to lift restrictions.
Vistara has also made a full refund to the passenger as per rules, the airline said.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Vistara has also made a full refund to the passenger as per rules, the airline said.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

'Unruly passenger' creates ruckus at Delhi Airport

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 12:52 PM IST
The unruly passenger was handed over to Delhi Police by CISF. Delhi police has registered several cases against the passenger.
The travel restriction was imposed after the climbing season began and there were fresh outbreaks in Nepal.(AFP)
The travel restriction was imposed after the climbing season began and there were fresh outbreaks in Nepal.(AFP)

'Harder than Everest': record-breaking female climber stranded in Nepal

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2021 12:31 PM IST
Kathmandu has been partially shut down since May due to the surge in Covid-19 with 622,640 infections and 8,772 deaths in he nation so far.
The BBMP chief commissioner said that district authorities had also raised awareness among the local residents about the Covid-19 vaccine campaign through a separate door-to-door campaign.(PTI)
The BBMP chief commissioner said that district authorities had also raised awareness among the local residents about the Covid-19 vaccine campaign through a separate door-to-door campaign.(PTI)

Bengaluru administers record 1,68,958 Covid-19 vaccine doses in a day

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 10:47 AM IST
  • Additionally, 8 zonal health officers and 28 Medical Health Officers (MOHs) visited the venues throughout the day to monitor the vaccination process and to support the staff on duty.
Taking to Twitter, Mishra asserted the new building will be ready on schedule for parliament’s winter session in 2022 in the 75th year of India’s independence.(PTI)
Taking to Twitter, Mishra asserted the new building will be ready on schedule for parliament’s winter session in 2022 in the 75th year of India’s independence.(PTI)

Over 50% workers at Parliament site vaccinated against Covid-19: Housing secy

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 09:55 AM IST
The Lok Sabha chamber will have an option to increase its sitting capacity to 1,224 members during joint sessions.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has earlier alleged that the "positivity" claims of the government in regard to number of Covid-19 cases are a PR stunt to hide the actual number of coronavirus deaths.(HT Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has earlier alleged that the "positivity" claims of the government in regard to number of Covid-19 cases are a PR stunt to hide the actual number of coronavirus deaths.(HT Photo)

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to release white paper on Covid-19 today

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 09:25 AM IST
  • The Congress had earlier accused the Centre of suppressing Covid-19 death numbers, with Gandhi saying that the numbers do not lie but the government does.
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News updates from Hindustan Times: IMD predicts partly cloudy sky for Delhi

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PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 08:40 AM IST
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According to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, of the 57% of American adults who received at least one vaccine dose by May 22, coverage was highest among people 65 or older and lowest among people aged 18 to 29.(Reuters)
According to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, of the 57% of American adults who received at least one vaccine dose by May 22, coverage was highest among people 65 or older and lowest among people aged 18 to 29.(Reuters)

US youngsters less likely to take Covid vaccine, says CDC. Why it's a problem

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2021 12:16 AM IST
About 45% of the US population has been fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. Over 53% of Americans have received at least one dose of vaccine. But US demand for shots has slumped, to the disappointment of public health experts.
A commuter wearing aface covering due to Covid-19, but pulled down under their chins, sits in the carriage of a Transport for London (TFL) Underground Victoria Line train travelling out of central London on June 6, 2021.(AFP)
A commuter wearing aface covering due to Covid-19, but pulled down under their chins, sits in the carriage of a Transport for London (TFL) Underground Victoria Line train travelling out of central London on June 6, 2021.(AFP)

Covid-19 vaccines losing effect against Delta variant, says WHO official

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2021 10:32 PM IST
The WHO official added that in the future, there might a "constellation of mutations" which means vaccines are likely to lose their potency against fighting the coronavirus.
A view of Jama Masjid, Red Fort and the old quarters of the city on a clear day in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, June 19, 2021. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
A view of Jama Masjid, Red Fort and the old quarters of the city on a clear day in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, June 19, 2021. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

Is India's second Covid-19 wave over? Not completely, say experts

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 09:51 PM IST
India on Monday saw 53,256 fresh cases of Covid-19, the lowest in 88 days. For perspective, India had seen the highest count of daily infections on May 6 when it reported 414,188 Covid-19 cases in just 24 hours.
PM Modi lauded the front-line Covid-19 warriors as the country recorded the highest number of vaccinations in a day. (PTI)
PM Modi lauded the front-line Covid-19 warriors as the country recorded the highest number of vaccinations in a day. (PTI)

'Well done India!' PM Modi tweets as India records highest Covid-19 vaccination

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2021 08:21 PM IST
PM Modi also hailed the frontline Covid-19 warriors for their role in the smooth conduct of the inoculation drive.
Assam government in its latest Covid guidelines decided to ease the restrictions in districts that have been recording less than 400 daily coronavirus cases for the past 10 days.(AP)
Assam government in its latest Covid guidelines decided to ease the restrictions in districts that have been recording less than 400 daily coronavirus cases for the past 10 days.(AP)

Assam eases restrictions in fresh Covid guidelines

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 07:10 PM IST
Assam government Covid guidelines now make it mandatory for employees of government-run organisations who have taken both the doses vaccine to attend office.
BJP president Nadda pointed out an attempt was made to malign the vaccination drive. (ANI file photo)
BJP president Nadda pointed out an attempt was made to malign the vaccination drive. (ANI file photo)

‘So what happened now?’: Nadda slams oppn over 'politicising' vaccination drive

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 02:13 PM IST
“Firstly, it was said that there will be hesitancy in taking the Covid-19 vaccine and the medical trials haven’t been completed. Some politicians even said people should be treated as guinea pigs or rats. What kind of language is this?” Nadda said while speaking to reporters after paying a visit to the vaccination centre in Delhi’s Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.
So far, Karnataka has received 4,526.29 tonnes of LMO by rail.(Reuters Photo)
So far, Karnataka has received 4,526.29 tonnes of LMO by rail.(Reuters Photo)

Covid-19: 41st Oxygen Express reaches Bengaluru

PTI | , Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 12:50 PM IST
Indian Railways has so far run 448 Oxygen Expresses and transported more than 32,464 tonnes of LMO in 1,854 tankers to all over the country and has brought relief to 15 states in their fight against Covid -19.
A co-founder of the Covid R&D Alliance, which was established last year, Dr Plump argued that a pandemic needs to be given the same importance and priority by the government as they give to defense.(Tomas Cuesta / Getty Images)
A co-founder of the Covid R&D Alliance, which was established last year, Dr Plump argued that a pandemic needs to be given the same importance and priority by the government as they give to defense.(Tomas Cuesta / Getty Images)

Lack of preparedness greatest failure of our collective ecosystem: US scientist

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 11:49 AM IST
In a recent op-ed, he wrote that although the Covid-19 pandemic has been a human and healthcare disaster, by scientific measures the world was lucky this time.
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said 7000 centres have been set up to vaccinate people during the drive. (PTI Photo)
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said 7000 centres have been set up to vaccinate people during the drive. (PTI Photo)

On International Yoga Day, MP launches mega vaccination campaign

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 11:18 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan requested people to participate in the mega vaccination drive.
The CM was addressing a video conference organised on Sunday to increase vaccine participation.(PTI photo)
The CM was addressing a video conference organised on Sunday to increase vaccine participation.(PTI photo)

Unite to make Covid-19 vaccination in Rajasthan successful: Ashok Gehlot

PTI | , Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 10:21 AM IST
Ashok said this is the time to rise above all other commitments, including political thinking and party ideologies, to unite and save lives.
Experts see the toll in Brazil, already the highest in Latin America, climbing far higher.(REUTERS)
Experts see the toll in Brazil, already the highest in Latin America, climbing far higher.(REUTERS)

Brazil passes half a million Covid-19 deaths, experts warn of worse ahead

Reuters | , Sao Paolo
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 10:00 AM IST
Brazil will need to inoculate some 80 million people to reach Chile's current per capita vaccination levels.
The new guidelines will be effective for all the places other than containment zones.
The new guidelines will be effective for all the places other than containment zones.

UP to ease Covid-19 curbs from today: Check latest guidelines here

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2021 08:46 AM IST
  • The new guidelines will allow markets to operate from 7am to 9pm, while restaurants will be allowed to operate with 50% seating capacity.
Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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News updates from Hindustan Times: Bengaluru metro services resume from today

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 08:43 AM IST
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Delhi on Sunday recorded 124 new Covid-19 cases and seven deaths in the last 24 hours.(PTI)
Delhi on Sunday recorded 124 new Covid-19 cases and seven deaths in the last 24 hours.(PTI)

Delhi allows more relaxations in Covid-19 curbs: Check details here

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 08:03 AM IST
  • The fresh phase of relaxation comes amid warnings by doctors and public health experts about the risks of a rapid unlock.
A beneficiary gets vaccinated at a vaccination centre in New Delhi. (AFP)
A beneficiary gets vaccinated at a vaccination centre in New Delhi. (AFP)

News updates from HT: WHO chief scientist's take on Covid-19 booster shot and

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 09:03 PM IST
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BJP MP Gautam Gambhir speaks during a press conference. (PTI Photo)
BJP MP Gautam Gambhir speaks during a press conference. (PTI Photo)

Gautam Gambhir launches Covid-19 vaccination drive for Delhi's slum dwellers

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 07:55 PM IST
Gambhir said free vaccination camps will also be held in other slum clusters in East Delhi.
People receiving the China National Biotec Group Covid-19 vaccine in China’s southwestern Chongqing municipality. (AFP)
People receiving the China National Biotec Group Covid-19 vaccine in China’s southwestern Chongqing municipality. (AFP)

Covid vaccinations in China cross 1bn mark

By Sutirtho Patranobis, Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 07:43 PM IST
China’s vaccination programme has picked up speed as it tries to protect itself from new variants of the infection coming from abroad.
Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.(File photo)
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News updates from HT at 1pm: UP to ease night curfew by 2 hours

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 12:52 PM IST
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