The number of COVID-19 infections in India increased by 15,940 in a single day to reach 4,33,78,234 with the active caseload increasing to 91,779 according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday.
The death toll climbed to 5,24,974 with 20 more fatalities.
The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.58 per cent, the health ministry said.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.39 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was 3.30 per cent, according to the health ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,27,61,481, while the case fatality rate was 1.21 per cent.
According to the ministry, 196.94 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far.
Of the 20 more fatalities reported, 11 are from Kerala, three from Maharashtra, two from West Bengal and one each from Bihar, Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan.
A total of 5,24,974 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,47,896 from Maharashtra, 69,935 from Kerala, and 40,114 from Karnataka, 38,026 from Tamil Nadu, 26,243 from Delhi, 23,532 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,214 from West Bengal.