The country's active cases account for 0.51 per cent of the total cases reported so far, which is the lowest since March 2020.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 30 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 119 consecutive days now.
A government school in Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur district was closed after its 15 students tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said standard operating procedures issued last month for curbing any spike in cases must be followed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded vaccine manufacturers for playing a 'big role' in the success story of the country.
Only five fatalities due to coronavirus infection were reported last month -- one each on September 7, September 16 and September 17, and two on September 28, according to official figures.
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'All over the world now, countries are going to invest in vaccine production and India needs to stay ahead. We discussed how to do that together with industry and government,' he said.
Neighbours grew suspicious when none from the family was seen out this morning and alerted the police who, in turn, informed relatives.
The single-day caseload in Odisha remained below 500 for the second consecutive day as the state had reported 467 new cases on Friday.
'The next issue will discuss the challenges faced by students and teachers, and an attempt to reduce the disruption of education in the unsettling era,' Lokur added.
"The life expectancy at birth in 2019 was 69. 5 years for men and 72 years for women, which came down to 67.5 years and 69.8 years, respectively, in 2020," the report said.
If the FDA authorises the shots, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention will make additional recommendations on who should receive them the first week of November.
100-crore vaccine doses milestone could have been achieved 6 months ago: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia
Manish Sisodia on Friday took a swipe at the Centre over the celebrations on the administration of 100 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses.
India has in the past asked several European countries to accept Covishield and other vaccines being used in India for Indian nationals travelling to Europe.
'Currently there are 80,892 active COVID-19 cases of which only 9.8 per cent are hospitalised,' State Health Minister Veena George said in a release.