According to data from the Union Ministry of Health, India’s COVID-19 tally reached 1,10,96,731 on Sunday with 16,752 new infections.
The country recorded 18,855 new infections on 29 January.
The death toll increased to 1,57,051 with 113 fresh fatal accidents, which was updated at 8 am.
The active caseloid further increased to 1,64,511. It accounts for 1.48 percent of the total infections.
The number of people suffering from the disease increased to 1,07,75,169, which translates into a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.10 percent. The case fatality rate is 1.42 percent.
India’s COVID-19 Tally crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 30 lakh on 23 August, 40 lakh on 5 September and 50 lakh on 16 September. It crossed 60 lakhs on 28 September, crossed the 70 lakh mark on 11 October. 80 lakhs on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20 November and crossed 1 crore on 19 December.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 21,62,31,106 samples were tested till 27 February, 7,95,723 were tested on Saturday.
Of the 113 new plagues, 51 are from Maharashtra, 18 from Kerala and 11 from Punjab in other parts of the country.
There have been 1,57,051 deaths in the country so far of which 52,092 are from Maharashtra, 12,493 from Tamil Nadu, 12,326 from Karnataka, 10,909 from Delhi, 10,266 from West Bengal, 8,725 from Uttar Pradesh and 7,169 from Andhra Pradesh.
The Ministry of Health insisted that more than 70 percent of the deaths were due to comorbidity.
“Our data is being harmonized with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website.