According to data from the Union health ministry, India recorded 34,113 new coronavirus infections on Monday, bringing the total to 4,26,65,534, while active cases dipped below 5 lakh after roughly 37 days.
For the eighth day in a row, COVID-19 cases have stayed below 1 lakh.
The death toll rose to 5,09,011 with 346 additional deaths, according to figures updated at 8 a.m.
The number of active cases has decreased to 4,78,882, accounting for 1.12% of all infections.
The national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 97.68 per cent, the ministry said.
A reduction of 58,163 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 3.19 per cent.
The weekly positivity rate stood at 3.99 per cent, the ministry said.
The number of people who have recuperated from the viral disease has surged to 4,16,77,641.
The case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent, it said.
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive have exceeded 172.95 crore.