Active cases account for 0.03 percent of the total number of infections, while the national COVID-19 cure rate remained at 98.76 percent, the ministry said.
An increase of 133 cases was recorded in the number of active COVID-19 cases within 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.26% and the weekly positivity rate at 0.25%, according to the ministry.
The number of people who recovered from the disease rose to 4,25,07,038, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.21%.
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign have exceeded 186.30 crores.
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 topped 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11. , crossed 80 lakh on Oct 29, 90 lakh on Nov 20 and broke above the crore mark on Dec 19.
The country passed the grim milestone of two crores on May 4 and three crores on June 23 last year.
43 new Covid cases in Noida, including 16 children
Forty-three people, including 16 children, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar, the district health department said on Thursday. The number of active cases in the district has now reached 156, the department said. More than 25% of new cases in the past week have been reported in children, he noted.