New Delhi: India on Monday logged 12,781 fresh COVID-19 cases that pushed its infection tally to 4,33,09,473, while the daily positivity went past 4 percent after 130 days, according to Union health ministry data.
The death toll climbed to 5,24,873 with 18 new fatalities. The number of active cases increased to 76,700, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.32 percent and the weekly positivity rate at 2.62 percent, the ministry said.
The active cases comprise 0.18 percent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.61 percent, it said.
An increase of 4,226 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,27,07,900, while the case fatality rate stood at 1.21 percent, the ministry said.
So far, 196.18 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the country under the nationwide inoculation drive.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 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 1-crore mark on December 19.
India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crores on May 4, 3 crores on June 23, and 4 crores on January 25 this year.