According to data released on Monday by the Union Health Ministry, India added 2,022 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 4,31,38,393, while active cases fell to 14,832.
The death toll rose to 5,24,459, with 46 new deaths, according to figures updated at 8 a.m.
The active cases are 0.03 percent of total infections, with a nationwide COVID-19 recovery rate of 98.75 percent.
Over the course of 24 hours, the active COVID-19 caseload has decreased by 123 cases and as per the ministry, the daily positivity rate was 0.69 percent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.49 percent.
The number of persons who have recovered from the sickness has risen to 4,25,99,102, with a 1.22 percent case fatality rate.
The total number of doses given out in the country as part of the statewide COVID-19 vaccination effort has surpassed 192.38 crore.
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 exceeded the 60 lakh milestone on September 28, the 70 lakh mark on October 11, the 80 lakh mark on October 29, the 90 lakh mark on November 20, and the one-crore mark on December 19.
Last year, the country passed the two-crore mark on May 4 and three-crore mark on June 23. Kerala has 43 new fatalities, with one each from Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and Punjab.
There have been a total of 5,24,459 deaths reported across the country, with 1,47,856 deaths in Maharashtra, 69,586 in Kerala, 40,106 in Karnataka, 38,025 in Tamil Nadu, 26,201 in Delhi, 23,519 in Uttar Pradesh, and 21,203 in West Bengal.
The ministry stated that more than 70% of deaths were caused by comorbidities