With 2,487 new coronavirus infections recorded in a single day, India’s COVID-19 case count increased to 4,31,21,599, while active cases fell to 17,692, according to Union Health Ministry figures released on Sunday.
The death toll increased to 5,24,214 with 13 more fatalities, according to figures updated at 8 a.m.
In the last 24 hours, the active COVID-19 caseload has decreased by 404 cases.
According to the ministry, the daily positivity rate was 0.61 percent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.62 percent.
The number of persons who have recovered from the disease has risen to 4,25,79,693, with a 1.22 percent case fatality rate.
The total number of doses provided in the country as part of the statewide COVID-19 immunisation effort has surpassed 191.32 crores.
Last year, the country passed the two crore mark on May 4 and the three crore mark on June 23.
Eight of the new deaths are from Kerala, four from Delhi, and one from Maharashtra.
So far, the country has reported 5,24,214 deaths, including 1,47,854 in Maharashtra, 69,363 in Kerala, 40,105 in Karnataka, 38,025 in Tamil Nadu, 26,192 in Delhi, 23,513 in Uttar Pradesh, and 21,203 in West Bengal.
The government emphasised that comorbidities were responsible for more than 70% of the fatalities.
“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.