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  • Over 80 Crore Vaccine Doses administered so far under the Nationwide Vaccine Drive
  • India administered highest ever single day vaccinations with 2.5 crore doses given in last 24 hours
  • 35,662new cases in the last 24 hours
  • Active cases account for 1.02% of total cases
  • India’s Active caseload stands at 3,40,639
  • Recovery Rate currently at 97.65%
  • 33,798recoveries in the last 24 hours increases Total Recoveries to 3,26,32,222
  • Weekly Positivity Rate (2.02%) less than 3% for last 85 days
  • Daily positivity rate (2.46%)less than 3% for last 19 days
  • 55.07cr Total Tests conducted so far










COVID-19 Update

India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage crosses the landmark of 80 Cr

Highest ever vaccination figure of 2.5 Crore doses administered in last 24 hours

Recovery Rate currently at 97.65%

35,662 New Cases reported in the last 24 hours

India’s Active Caseload (3,40,639) is 1.02% of Total Cases

Weekly Positivity Rate (2.02%) less than 3% for last 85 days


India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage has crossed the landmark of 80 Crore doses till today afternoon. With the administration of more than 2.5 Crore vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage had surpassed the landmark figure of 79 Cr (79,42,87,699)as per the 7 am provisional data, the total vaccination is 2.15 Crore, while the total vaccination reported by States is over 2.5 crores. This has been achieved through 78,49,738 sessions. The daily vaccination tally will get updated with the compilation of the final report later in the day today.


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





Congratulating the country on this stupendous achievement, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in a tweet said:

“Event Indian would be proud of today’s record vaccination numbers”.


Union Health Minister Mr. Mansukh Mandaviya also congratulated the countrymen on this record achievement. He dedicated this success to the Healthcare workers of the country.


The recovery of 33,798 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,26,32,222.

Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.65%.

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 83 consecutive days now.

35,662 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.


The Active Caseload is presently 3,40,639. Active cases presently constitute 1.02% 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

14,48,833 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 55.07 Cr (55,07,80,273) cumulative tests.

While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 2.02% remains less than 3% for the last 85 days now. The Daily Positivity rate reported to be 2.46%. The daily Positivity rate has remained below 3% for last 19 days and below 5% for 102 consecutive days now.




Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs


More than 78.02 Crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs


More than 6.02 Crore balance and unutilized vaccine doses still available with States/UTs with more than 33 Lakh 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 vaccinemanufacturers in the country to States and UTs.


(As on 18thSeptember 2021)









More than 78.02crore(78,02,17,775) 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 33 Lakh doses (33,08,560) are in the pipeline.

More than6.02Cr (6,02,70,245)balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.



PM interacts with healthcare workers and beneficiaries of the COVID vaccination programme in Goa


Lauds Goa on the completion of 100% first dose coverage for the adult population


Remembers services of Shri Manohar Parikkar on the occasion


Goa has shown the great results of ‘SabkaSaath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and SabkaPrayas: PM


I have seen many birthdays and have always been indifferent to that but, in all my years, yesterday was a day that made me deeply emotional as 2.5 crore people got vaccinated: PM


Yesterday witnessed more than 15 lakh doses administered every hour, more than 26 thousand doses every minute and more than 425 doses every second: PM


Every achievement of Goa that epitomises the concept of Ek Bharat -Shreshth Bharat fills me with great joy: PM


Goa is not just a state of the country but also a strong marker of Brand India: PM


The Prime Minister,  Shri Narendra Modi interacted with healthcare workers and beneficiaries of the COVID vaccination programme in Goa through a video conference on the completion of 100% first dose coverage for the adult population in Goa.


Interaction with healthcare workers and beneficiaries


During the interaction, the Prime Minister enquired from Dr Nitin Dhupdale, Lecturer in Goa Medical College, how he convinced people to take COVID vaccines. He also discussed the difference between the COVID vaccination campaign and the earlier campaign. Dr Dhupdale praised the mission campaign mode of this particular campaign. Criticizing the opposition party, PM wondered how after vaccinating 2.5 crore people there were reactions from the opposition party instead of the vaccinated people. The Prime Minister lauded doctors and other Corona warriors for the completion of 100% first dose coverage for the adult population in Goa. He said that this is an inspiration for the entire world.



Text of Prime Minister’s address at interaction with HCWS and beneficiaries of Covid vaccination programme in Goa:



Cabinet Secretary chairs High Level meet with States/UTs on Public Health Response to COVID-19 and Progress of Vaccination


No Room for any Complacency: States/UTs advised to undertake granular analysis of COVID-19 situation and augment Infrastructure, Medicine and Human Resource


Union Health Secretary details essential precautions for upcoming Festive Season and the Strategy to avert any new upsurge


States also guided on control of Serotype-II Dengue in 11 States


Cabinet Secretary Shri Rajiv Gauba chaired a high-level meeting to review and discuss the COVID management and response strategy through video conference today, in the presence of Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary and Dr. V. K. Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog. It was attended by the Chief Secretaries,Additional Chief Secretaries (Health), Principal Secretaries (Health), Municipal Commissioners, District Collectors and other senior officials of States and UTs.


Congratulating the States/UTs for the landmark achievement of more than 2.5 Cr vaccine doses administered yesterday, Cabinet Secretary complimented healthcare workers, Chief Medical Officers, District Magistrates and State Health Secretaries for their efforts. He hoped that with increased availability of vaccine doses, the pace of vaccination will be maintained.


He however took the occasion to remind the States that there is no room for complacency. He stressed on the need to strictly enforce COVID Appropriate Behaviour (CAB).




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