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06 SEP 2021 7:57PM by PIB Delhi

  • 68.75 Cr. vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive
  • 38,948 new cases in the last 24 hours
  • Active cases account for 1.23% of total cases
  • India’s Active caseload stands at 4,04,874
  • Recovery Rate currently at 97.44%
  • 43,903 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases Total Recoveries to 3,21,81,995
  • Weekly Positivity Rate (2.58%) less than 3% for last 73 days
  • Daily positivity rate reported to be 2.76%; less than 3% for last 7 days
  • 53.14 crore Total Tests conducted so far

















COVID-19 Update

India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 68.75 Cr

Recovery Rate currently at 97.44%

38,948 New Cases reported in the last 24 hours

India’s Active Caseload (4,04,874) is 1.23% of Total Cases

Weekly Positivity Rate (2.58%) less than 3% for last 73 days


With the administration of 25,23,089 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has surpassed the cumulative figure of 68.75 Cr (68,75,41,762) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 71,77,219 sessions.

The break-up of the cumulative figure as per the provisional report till 7 am today include:



1st Dose


2nd Dose




1st Dose


2nd Dose



Age Group 18-44 years

1st Dose


2nd Dose



Age Group 45-59 years

1st Dose


2nd Dose



Over 60 years

1st Dose


2nd Dose





The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country.

The recovery of 43,903 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,21,81,995.

Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.44%.

Sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs continue the trend of less than 50,000 Daily New Cases that is being reported for 71 consecutive days now.

38,948 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

The Active Caseload is presently 4,04,874. Active cases presently constitute 1.23% of the country’s total Positive Cases.

The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 14,10,649 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 53.14 Cr (53,14,68,867) cumulative tests.

While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 2.58% remains less than 3% for the last 73 days now. The Daily Positivity rate stands at 2.76%. The daily Positivity rate has remained below 3% for last 7 days and below 5% for 91 consecutive days now.


Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs

More than 68 Crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs

More than 5.08 Crore balance and unutilized vaccine doses still available with States/UTs with more than 1.44 Crore doses in Pipeline


As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In the new phase of the universalization of the COVID19 vaccination drive, the Union Government will procure and supply (free of cost) 75% of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to States and UTs.




(As on 6 September 2021)














More than 68 crore (68,04,93,215) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far through Govt of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category. Further, more than 1.44 Cr doses (1,44,80,110) are in the pipeline.

More than 5.08 Cr (5,08,76,490) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.



With Missions Like Operation ‘Samudra Setu’ and ‘Mission Sagar’, the Indian Navy was a Key Instrument of India’s Covid Outreach: President Kovind

President of India Presents Colour to Indian Naval Aviation


The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind said that the Indian Navy has invested significant effort in meeting all regional commitments and furthering our diplomatic engagements with friends and partners in the Indo-Pacific. With missions like Operation ‘Samudra Setu’ and ‘Mission Sagar’, the Navy was a key instrument of India’s COVID outreach, delivering assistance and support to our maritime neighbours and partners in the Indian Ocean Region. The prompt and effective deployment of the Indian Navy in the time of crisis, has underscored India’s vision of being the ‘Preferred Security Partner’ and ‘First Responder’ in the Indian Ocean Region.



PM interacts with healthcare workers and beneficiaries of Covid vaccination program in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal has become the first state in India to have administered at least one dose of corona vaccine to its entire eligible population.

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Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said Himachal Pradesh has emerged as a champion in the fight against the largest epidemic in 100 years. He added that Himachal has become the first state in India to have administered at least one dose of corona vaccine to its entire eligible population. This success has underlined the importance of Aatmvishwas and Aatmnirbharta, said the Prime Minister.

He said that the success of vaccination in India is the result of the spirit and hard work of its citizens. India is vaccinating at the record speed of 1.25 crore vaccines per day. This means that the number of vaccinations in India in one day is more than the population of many countries. The Prime Minister praised doctors, ASHA workers, Aanganwadi workers, medical personnel, teachers, and women for their contribution to the vaccination campaign.  The Prime Minister recalled that he talked of ‘SabkaPrayas’ on the occasion of Independence Day, he said that this success is a manifestation of that. He also touched upon the fact of Himachal Being the land of deities and praised the dialogue and collaboration model in this regard.



English rendering of PM’s interaction with healthcare workers & Covid vaccination beneficiaries in Himachal Pradesh:

COVID19 – Myths Vs. Facts

Sample sequencing by INSACOG has progressively increased

Initial part sequencing aimed at detecting Variants of Concern (VOC) among incoming international travellers

States have been repeatedly advised to send adequate number of samples for sequencing


It is clarified that the number of sequences, as quoted in the report, seems to be taken from Indian COVID19 Genome Surveillance portal ( ). The sequences analysed in the IGIB SFTP are as per the collection date of samples and does not depict the number of samples sequenced in a particular month. The samples sequenced by labs of INSACOG consortium also depends on the samples sent by the respective States.

The number of samples sequenced month wise is as follows:


Further, the Initial part sequencing of samples by INSACOG labs was aimed at detecting the Variants of Concern (VOC) among incoming international travellers and also to see whether any person with VOC has entered the country in past one month (double the incubation period of 28 days) from the date of establishment of INSACOG (26th Of December, 2020). For the detection of presence of VOC inside country, 5% of the positives (by RT-PCR) were targeted for sequencing. Both the objectives were achieved by end of January, 2021.



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