With 7,231 new infections being reported in a day, India’s COVID-19 tally rose to 4,44,28,393, while the number of active cases came down to 64,667, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.
The toll from the pandemic climbed to 5,27,874 after 45 more fatalities were recorded. The figure includes 10 deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The active cases comprise 0.15 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.67 per cent, the ministry said.
A drop of 1,065 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 case count in a span of 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.05 per cent. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.55 per cent, according to the health ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,38,35,852, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent.
According to the ministry, 212.39 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
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 one crore on 19 December.
India crossed the grim milestone of two crore coronavirus cases on 4 May, three crore on 23 June last year and four crore on 25 January this year.
The 35 new fatalities include eight from Maharashtra, five each from Delhi and Karnataka, three from Punjab, two each from Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh and one each from Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Kerala, Odisha, Sikkim and West Bengal.