According to data updated at 8 a.m. by the Union Health Ministry, India recorded 12,516 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 3,44,14,186, while active cases fell to 1,37,416, the lowest level in 267 days.
According to the data, the total number of deaths increased to 4,62,690, with 501 new deaths.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 35 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 138 consecutive days now.
The active cases comprise 0.40 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.26 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.
A decrease of 1,140 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
So far, 110.79 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country, with 53,81,88 doses being administered in the last 24 hours.