The death toll climbed to 5,28,355 with 18 fatalities in the last 24 hours.
The country’s active Covid-19 cases increased to 48,027, according to the health ministry data.
The active cases constituted 0.11 per cent of the total infections, while the national recovery rate was recorded at 98.71 per cent, the health ministry said.
An increase of 105 cases cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of the last 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.76per cent and weekly positivity rate at 1.78 per cent, the data said.
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 216.70 crore.
While the vaccination for the age group 12-14 years began on March 16, 2022, the Covid-19 precaution or booster dose administration for age group 18-59 years also started on April 10, 2022.
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.