ndia recorded 38,652 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours pushing the case tally to 3,12,57,720, while the death toll mounted to 4,18,987 with 507 more fatalities, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.
According to the Ministry, the active cases increased by 2,224, to stand at 4,09,394. It is now 1.31 per cent of the total caseload.
The past 24 hours saw 38,652 people recovering from the deadly virus, taking the total recovery count to 3,04,29,339, which is 97.35 per cent of the case tally. The fatality rate stood at 1.34 per cent.
Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 45,09,11,712 samples have been tested so far for coronavirus. Of this, 17,18,439 were tested on Wednesday.
Till now, 41,78,51,151 people have been administered COVID-19 vaccines, with 22,77,679 being inoculated against the virus in the past 24 hours.