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09 OCT 2021 6:31PM by PIB Delhi

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COVID-19 Update

India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage nearly 94Cr

More than 79.12 Lakh doses administered in the last 24 hours

Recovery Rate currently at 97.98%; Highest since March 2020

19,740 New Cases reported in the last 24 hours

India's Active Caseload (2,36,643) is 0.70% of Total Cases

Weekly Positivity Rate (1.62%) less than 3% for last 106 days


With the administration of 79,12,202vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage nearly reaches 94Cr (93,99,15,323) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 91,40,316sessions.

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 recovery of23,070patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,32,48,291.

Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.98%. Recovery Rate is currently at its highest peak since March 2020.

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 104 consecutive days now.

19,740new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

The Active Caseload is presently2,36,643, which is the lowest in 206days.Active cases presently constitute 0.70% 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

12,69,291tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 58.13 Cr (58,13,12,481) cumulative tests.

While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 1.62% remains less than 3% for the last 106 days now. The Daily Positivity rate reported to be1.56%. The daily Positivity rate has remained below3% for last 40 days and below 5% for 123 consecutive days now.



Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs

More than 95.51Crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs

More than 8.51 Crore balance and unutilized vaccine doses still available with States/UTs


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 9thOctober 2021)











More than 95.51crore(95,51,92,065) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far through Govt of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category.

More than 8.51Cr (8,51,21,235) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.



Paving the path for Antyodaya of COVID-19 Vaccination: Quantitative Restriction on Export of Syringes Put in Place

Restriction applies to just 3 categories of syringes for 3 months

The Domestic Vaccine Manufacturers and Manufacturers of Syringes have played an important and critical role in the effective implementation of World’s largest COVID Vaccination Program in India. India has so far administered nearly 94 Crore Vaccine doses and is nearing 100 Crore doses administration mark. With firm political commitment to vaccinate India’s last citizen, fulfilling the philosophy of ‘Antyodaya’ espoused by Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay, the Government has put in place a quantitative restriction on export of syringes to boost their domestic availability and uptake.

Syringes are vital to sustain the momentum of the program to vaccinate all eligible Citizens in shortest possible time. With a view to ensure adequate availability of the syringes, used to administer the vaccine, the Government of India has enacted this quantitative restriction on the export of following denominations of the syringes only: -

• 0.5 ml/ 1ml AD (auto – disable) syringes.

• 0.5 ml/1 ml/2 ml/3 ml disposable syringes.

• 1ml/2 ml/3 ml RUP (re-use prevention) syringes.


It is also clarified that it is not an Export ban on any kind/Type of Syringes, it is only quantitative restriction on the export of certain type of specified syringes, for limited duration of 3 months. Further, the syringes of denominations and types other than those mentioned above are not covered under Quantitative Restriction.



Union Health Minister Reviews Progress of COVID-19 Vaccination with 19 States

Exhorts States to achieve the goal of 100 Cr doses

Focus on COVID-19 safe Festivities with strict enforcement

Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare today interacted with Principal Secretaries and Mission Directors (National Health Mission) of all major States and reviewed the progress of COVID-19 vaccination in these States. He underlined that the immediate milestone in India’s COVID-19 vaccination journey is the completion of administration of 100 Crore doses. India has so far administered 94 Crore Vaccine doses.

Dr. Mandaviya noted that Festivals usually synonymous with auspiciousness, joy and large gatherings, if not done in accordance to COVID protocols can derail the containment of COVID-19. “The twin pronged solution is to follow COVID protocols very strictly and speeding up of vaccination,” he stated. He cited results of experiments that pegged the number of 1st dose recipients not developing severe COVID-19 to be 96% and further pointed out that the number increases to nearly 98% for people who have taken both doses of the vaccine.




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