With much of the country struggling to contain a second surge in coronavirus infections, the number of active Covid-19 cases in India stands at 9,10,319.
Registering a steady increase for the 29th day in a row, the count of active cases has gone up to 9,10,319, which is 7.04 per cent of the total infections, while the country’s recovery rate has further dropped to 91.67 per cent, it stated.
The active Covid-19 caseload in the country was recorded at its lowest of 1,35,926 on February 12, comprising 1.25 per cent of the total infections.
Meanwhile, the death toll has increased to 1,66,862, with 685 new fatalities being reported in a day, as per health ministry data.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,18,51,393, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.29 per cent, the data stated.
India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 andÂ 50 lakh on September 16.
It went past 60 lakh on September 28 last year, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and the one-crore mark on December 19.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 25,26,77,379 samples have been tested for Covid-19 in the country so far, including 12,37,781 on Wednesday.
India’s overall caseload at 12.9 million makes it the third most affected globally, behind the United States and Brazil.
(With inputs from agencies)