New Delhi: With 20,279 new coronavirus infections being reported, India’s tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,38,88,755, while the active cases increased to 1,52,200, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.
The death toll climbed to 5,26,033 with 36 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The active cases comprise 0.35 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.45 per cent, the ministry said.
An increase of 2,100 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August 2020, 30 lakh on 23 August, 40 lakh on 5 September and 50 lakh on 16 September. It went past 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October, crossed 80 lakh on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20 November and surpassed the one-crore mark on 19 December.
The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore on 4 May and three crore on 23 June last year. It crossed the four-crore mark on 25 January this year.