Indian reported 2,380 new coronavirus infections in a day, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,30,49,974.
The active cases increased to 13,433, according to the Union Health Ministry data at 8 am updated on Thursday.
The death toll climbed to 5,22,062 with 56 fresh fatalities, the data stated.
“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 1,093 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.53 per cent and the weekly positivity rate as 0.43 per cent, according to the ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,25,14,479, while the case fatality rate was 1.21 per cent.
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 187.07 crore.
India’s COVID-19 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.
The 56 new fatalities include 53 from Kerala and one each from Delhi, Mizoram and Odisha.
A total of 5,22,062 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,47,830 from Maharashtra, 68,702 from Kerala, 40,057 from Karnataka, 38,025 from Tamil Nadu, 26,161 from Delhi, 23,502 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,200 from West Bengal.
The ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.
(With inputs from Agencies)