According to data released today by the Union Health Ministry, India recorded 2,568 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 4,29,96,062, while active cases fell to 33,917.
The death toll increased to 5,15,974 with 97 new fatalities, according to figures updated at 8 a.m.
The active cases account for 0.08 per cent of all infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has risen to 98.72 per cent, according to the ministry.
In the last 24 hours, the active COVID-19 caseload has been reduced by 2,251 cases.
The number of patients who have completely recovered from the infection has risen to 4,24,46,171, with a case fatality rate of 1.20 per cent.
The total number of doses provided in the country as part of the statewide COVID-19 immunisation effort has surpassed 180.40 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, the country passed the two crore mark on May 4 and the three crore mark on June 23.
While on Tuesday, about 30 million people were placed under lockdown across China, as rising viral cases spurred the return of mass testing and hazmat-suited health authorities to city streets on a scale not seen since the pandemic’s inception.
On Tuesday, China recorded 5,280 new Covid-19 cases, more than double the previous day’s number, as the highly transmissible Omicron strain spreads across a country that has strictly adhered to a “zero-Covid” policy.