According to Union Health Ministry statistics published on Friday, India recorded 13,166 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 4,28,94,345, while active cases decreased to 1,34,235.
The death toll has risen to 5,13,226 with 302 new fatalities, according to figures updated at 8 a.m.
For 19 days in a row, the daily COVID-19 cases have been fewer than one lakh.
The active cases account for 0.31 percent of all infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has risen to 98.49%, according to the ministry.
In the last 24 hours, the active COVID-19 caseload has been reduced by 14,124 cases.
According to the ministry, the daily positivity rate was 1.28 percent, while the weekly positivity rate was 1.48 percent.
The number of persons who have recovered from the sickness has risen to 4,22,46,884, with a case fatality rate of 1.20 percent. The total number of doses provided in the country as part of the countrywide COVID-19 immunization effort has surpassed 176.86 crores. On August 7, 2020, India’s COVID-19 tally surpassed 20 lakh, followed by 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. It reached 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and one crore on December 19.
Last year, India passed the two-crore mark on May 4 and the three-crore mark on June 23.
Among the 302 new deaths are 212 from Kerala and 19 each from Maharashtra and Karnataka.
So far, the country has reported 5,13,226 deaths, including 1,43,675 from Maharashtra, 64,803 from Kerala, 39,885 from Karnataka, 37,997 from Tamil Nadu, 26,115 from Delhi, 23,446 from Uttar Pradesh, and 21,165 from West Bengal.
The government emphasized that comorbidities were responsible for more than 70% of the fatalities.