The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,24,92,326, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.21 per cent.
The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.22 per cent and the weekly positivity rate as 0.23 per cent, according to the ministry.
With as many as 1,594 patients recovering in the same time span, the cumulative tally of recovered patients since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 4,24,89,004. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.76 per cent.
The last 24 hours saw a total of 6,24,022COVID-19 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 78.85 crore cumulative tests.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.29 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was 0.26 per cent, according to the health ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,24,65,122. The case fatality rate was recorded at 1.20 per cent, it added.
In the last 24 hours, more than 3 lakh adolescents have been administered with the first dose of Covid vaccine.
India has administered more than 180 crore vaccine doses which is 3.2 times that of the USA and 12.7 times of France, officials said, adding crore doses were administered in less than a year.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 2020, 40 lakh on September 5, 2020 and 50 lakh on September 16, 2020.
The active cases comprise 0.28 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.52 per cent, the health ministry said.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 20.75 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 17.03 per cent, according to the ministry.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.
India on Thursday again witnessed a slight increase in Covid numbers with 1,34,154 new infections reported in 24 hours and 2,887 more people succumbed to the pandemic, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.
Ten states account for 75.38 per cent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (974). Karnataka follows with 403 daily deaths.
Twelve states accounted for 80.68 per cent of India's over 37.23 lakh active coronavirus cases, according to official data.