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New Delhi: India reported 16,159 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking the country's total tally of Covid-19 infections from the beginning of the pandemic to 4,35,47,809.
The death count climbed to 5,25,270 with 28 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The active cases comprise 0.26 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.53 percent, the ministry said.
An increase of 737 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 3.56 percent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 3.84 percent, according to the ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,29,07,327 while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.21 per cent.
According to the ministry, 198.20 crore doses of vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination 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 one-crore mark on December 19.
The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23 last year. It crossed the four-crore mark on January 25 this year.
The 28 new fatalities include six each from Kerala and Maharashtra, three each from Delhi and West Bengal, two each from Goa and Karnataka and one each from Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.