With 4,510 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,45,47,599, while the active cases declined to 46,216, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
The death toll reached to 5,28,403 with 33 fatalities, including 19 deaths reconciled by Kerala. The active cases comprise 0.10 per cent of the total virus cases, while the national coronavirus recovery rate increased to 98.71 per cent, the ministry said.
A decline of 1,163 cases has been recorded in the active COVID caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent and the weekly positivity at 1.80 per cent.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,39,72,980, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent.
According to the health ministry, 216.95 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide 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 14 deaths reported in the last 24 hours include three from Rajasthan and two each from Karnataka and Maharashtra.