India has recorded 11,539 new COVID cases, pushing the tally to 4,43,39,429, while the number of active cases came down to 99,879, according to Union health ministry data.
The fatality count due to COVID-19 climbed to 5,27,332 with 34 deaths, including nine deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data stated.
The active cases comprise 0.23 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 98.59 per cent, the ministry said.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 3.75 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 3.88 per cent, the ministry said.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,37,12,218, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.19 per cent, it said.
So far, 209.67 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered under the nationwide vaccination drive, it added.
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.