India has recorded 9,436 new COVID cases in a day, taking the cumulative tally to 4,44,08,132, while the count of active cases has declined to 86,591, according to Union Health Ministry data.
The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 5,27,754 with 30 new fatalities being recorded. In addition, 27 deaths have been reconciled by Kerala and 100 deaths by Goa, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The count of active cases now comprises 0.19% of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.62%, the Ministry said.
A decline of 720 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, the data showed.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.93% and the weekly positivity rate at 2.70%, according to the Ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 4,37,93,787, while the case fatality rate stood at 1.19%, as per the data.
According to the Ministry, 211.66 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
India’s COVID-19 infection tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and the one-crore mark on December 19, 2020.
The country crossed the grim milestones of two crore cases on May 4, 2021, three crore on June 23, 2021 and four crore on January 25 this year.
Thirty fresh fatalities due to the disease were reported in the country – six from Maharashtra, five from Delhi, four from Chhattisgarh, three from West Bengal, two each from Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka, and one each from Goa, Kerala, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan and Sikkim.