The daily positivity rate remains below 10 per cent for the third day in a row
India's Covid-19 infection tally rose to 2,73,69,093 as 2,11,298 more people tested positive for the disease in a day, while the country's recovery went up to 90 per cent, as per the Union health ministry data on Thursday.
The death toll due to the virus increased to 3,15,235 with 3,847 fresh fatalities being registered in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.
21,57,857 Covid-19 tests were conducted on Wednesday, taking the total number of such exams done so far to 33,69,69,353.
The daily positivity was recorded at 9.79 per cent. It has remained below 10 per cent for three consecutive days now, the ministry added. The weekly positivity rate has also fallen and now stands at 10.93 per cent.
The count of active cases has decreased to 24,19,907, which is 8.84 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 90.01 per cent, the data showed.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease climbed to 2,46,33,951, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.15 per cent, it stated.
The country's Covid infection tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and one crore on December 19.
India surpassed the dreadful mark of two-crore cases on May 4.
The 3,847 new deaths include 992 from Maharashtra, 530 from Karnataka, 475 from Tamil Nadu, 193 from Uttar Pradesh, 185 from Punjab, 153 from West Bengal, 151 from Kerala, 130 from Delhi, 107 from Rajasthan, and 106 from Haryana.
A total of 3,15,235 fatalities have been recorded so far in the country, including 91,341 from Maharashtra, 26,929 from Karnataka, 23,695 from Delhi, 21,815 from Tamil Nadu, 19,712 from Uttar Pradesh, 14,827 from West Bengal, 13,827 from Punjab and 12,779 from Chhattisgarh.
The ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to the presence of comorbidities.
"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.