With 1,335 new coronavirus infections detected in a single day, India’s overall COVID-19 case count increased to 4,30,25,775, while active cases fell to 13,672, according to Union Health Ministry figures released on Friday.
The death toll increased to 5,21,181 with 52 new fatalities, according to figures updated at 8 a.m.
According to the ministry, active cases account for 0.03 percent of total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remains at 98.76 percent. In the last 24 hours, the active COVID-19 caseload has been reduced by 635 cases.
According to the ministry, the daily positivity rate was 0.22 percent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.23 percent.
The number of persons who have recovered from the sickness has risen to 4,24,90,922, with a case fatality rate of 1.21 percent.
The total number of vaccine doses provided in the country as part of the statewide COVID-19 immunisation push has surpassed 184.31 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.
48 of the 52 new fatalities are from Kerala.
The government emphasised that comorbidities were responsible for more than 70% of the fatalities.