The number of COVID-19 cases in India increased by 13,086 new infections, bringing the total to 4,35,31,650, while the number of active cases rose to 1,14,475, according to data updated on Tuesday by the Union Health Ministry.
The death toll climbed to 5,25,242 with 19 new fatalities.
The 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.
An increase of 611 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
A total of 86.44 crore tests have been conducted so far with 4,51,312 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.90 per cent while the weekly positivity rate stood at 3.81 per cent.
The 19 new fatalities include three from Maharashtra and two each from Kerala, Punjab and Rajasthan.
The ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.