According to Union Health Ministry statistics updated on Monday, India registered less than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in 715 days, even as the viral tally grew to 4,30,29,044, while the active infection count dipped below 13,000 for the first time in 715 days.
According to the data, the number of active cases is at its lowest in 714 days.
The death toll from the epidemic has risen to 5,21,358, according to figures updated at 8 a.m.
The active case count accounts for 0.03 per cent of total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remains at 98.76 per cent, according to the ministry.
COVID-19 cases in India fell below 1,000 for the first time since April 18, 2020, when 991 cases were reported.
In a single 24-hour period, the number of active infections was reduced by 416 instances.
On December 19, 2020, India’s COVID-19 tally crossed the one-crore mark. Last year, the country passed the grim milestone of two crore coronavirus cases on May 4 and three crores on June 23.
According to the Health Ministry, the daily positive rate was 0.29 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.22 per cent.
So far, 79.10 crore COVID-19 detection tests have been performed, including 3,14,823 in the previous 24 hours.
“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that the state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.