With 2,593 new coronavirus infections recorded in a single day, India’s overall number of COVID-19 cases surged to 4,30,57,545, while active cases jumped to 15,873, according to figures released on Sunday by the Union Health Ministry.
The death toll has risen to 5,22,193 with 44 new fatalities, according to figures updated at 8 a.m.
According to the government, active cases account for 0.04 per cent of total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate is 98.75 per cent. In the last 24 hours, there has been an increase of 794 cases in the active COVID-19 caseload.
According to the ministry, the daily positivity rate was 0.59 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.54 per cent.
The number of persons who have recovered from the sickness has risen to 4,25,19,479, with a 1.21 per cent case fatality rate. The total number of doses provided in the country as part of the statewide COVID-19 immunisation effort has surpassed 187.67 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.