India saw a single-day rise of 38,164 new coronavirus infections. At the same time, the death toll climbed to 4,14,108 with 499 daily fatalities, the lowest in around 104 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The total tally of COVID-19 cases has increased to 3,11,44,229. The active cases have declined to 4,21,665 and comprise 1.35 percent of the total infections. In comparison, the national COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 97.32 percent, the data updated at 8 am showed.
A decrease of 995 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in 24 hours. Also, 14,63,593 tests were conducted on Sunday, taking the total cumulative tests undertaken so far to detect COVID-19 in the country to 44,54,22,256. At the same time, the daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.61 percent. According to the health ministry, it has been less than three percent for 28 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has declined to 2.08 percent.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crores on May 4 and 3 crores on June 23.