After witnessing a 90 per cent jump in 24 hours on Monday, daily COVID cases fell to 1,247 on Tuesday, taking India’s tally to 4,30,45,527, while the active cases increased to 11,860.
The country recorded 2,183 daily infections on Monday, a 90 per cent spike in cases compared to the previous day.
According to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday, the death toll climbed to 5,21,966 with one fresh fatality being reported from Uttar Pradesh. The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 per cent, the ministry said.
An increase of 318 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.31 per cent and the weekly positivity rate as 0.34 per cent.
The number of recoveries has increased to 4,25,11,701, while the case fatality rate was recorded a 1.21 per cent.
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 186.72 crore.
Despite an increase in cases, experts have ruled out the possibility of a fresh wave of infections breaking out as no new mutants, with high transmissibility and potential to cause severe diseases, have emerged so far.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.
The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23 last year.
(With inputs from agencies)