Press Information Bureau
Government of India
PIB Headquarters
26 OCT 2021 5:00PM by PIB Delhi

  • 102.94 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive
  • 12,428 new cases in the last 24 hours; lowest in 238 days
  • Recovery Rate currently at 98.19%; Highest since March 2020
  • 15,951 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases Total Recoveries to 3,35,83,318
  • Active cases account for less than 1% of total cases, currently at 0.48%; Lowest since March 2020
  • India's Active caseload stands at 1,63,816; lowest in 241 days
  • Weekly Positivity Rate (1.24%) less than 2% for last 32 days
  • Daily positivity rate (1.10%) less than 2% for last 22 days
  • 60.19 cr Total Tests conducted so far

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COVID-19 Update

India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 102.94 Cr

Recovery Rate currently at 98.19%; Highest since March 2020

12,428 New Cases reported in the last 24 hours

India's Active Caseload (1,63,816) is lowest in 241 days

Weekly Positivity Rate (1.24%) less than 2% for last32 days

 With the administration of 64,75,733 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 102.94 Cr (1,02,94,01,119) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 1,02,28,502 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 recovery of 15,951 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,35,83,318.

Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.19%. 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 121 consecutive days now.

12,428 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. This is the lowest in 238 days


The Active Caseload remains below 2 lakh mark and is presently at 1,63,816 which is lowest in 241 days.Active cases presently constitute 0.48% of the country's total Positive Cases, which is lowest since March 2020.

The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of

11,31,826 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over60.19 Cr (60, 19,01,543) cumulative tests.

While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 1.24% remains less than 2% for the last 32 days now. The Daily Positivity rate reported to be1.10%. The daily Positivity rate has remained below2% for last 22 days and below 3% for 57 consecutive days now.


Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs

More than 107.22Crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs

More than 12.37 Crore balance and unutilized vaccine doses still available with States/UTs


The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.

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 16thOctober 2021)






More than 107.22crore(1,07,22,96,865) 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 than12.37Cr (12,37,18,504)balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.


JNPT Initiates Free COVID-19 Vaccination Drive for Truck Drivers at Centralized Parking Plaza as part of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav


Commenting on the launch of the free COVID-19 vaccination drive, Shri Sanjay Sethi, Chairman, JNPT, said, “Truck drivers have been an integral part of the maritime supply chain. Throughout the pandemic, JNPT has undertaken several measures to combat COVID-19 from the frontline, ensuring a robust EXIM trade by extending support to every element of the supply chain. This vaccination drive for truck drivers is one such important initiative under that. Besides this our tech-enabled Centralized Parking Plaza (CPP), equipped with a dormitory, canteen, hygienic toilets, vehicle repairs, and maintenance amenities, is dedicated to extending every possible assistance to truck drivers.”

The vaccination drive initiated by the JNPT Hospital earlier this year continues to gain momentum. Through this immunization drive, the JNPT Hospital has administered over 20,000 COVID-19 vaccines. Furthermore, JNPT’s Dedicated COVID-19 Health Center (DCHC) achieved a new milestone by recording “Zero COVID Patients”. Moreover, the Port continues to fast-track clearances for critical medical cargo essential for treating COVID-19.


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