Mumbai: According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India has reported 16,159 new COVID-19 cases and 28 deaths in the last 24 hours.
With this, the active cases increased to 1,15,212 whereas, the death toll climbed to 5,25,270 with 28 new fatalities.
Active cases comprise 0.26 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.53 per cent, the ministry said.
The active COVID-19 caseload has registered an increase of 737 cases in a span of 24 hours.
According to the ministry, the daily positivity rate was recorded at 3.56 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 3.84 per cent.
The number of people cured of the disease rose to 4,29,07,327, while the death rate was recorded at 1.21 per cent.
According to the ministry, under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign, 198.20 crore doses of the vaccine have been administered in the country so far.