India logged 5,443 new COVID-19 cases, taking the country's tally to 4,45,53,042, while the death toll surged to 5,28,429 with 26 more fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday
The number of active cases rose to 46,342 from Wednesday's 46,216. Active cases constitute 0.10 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the Health Ministry said.
India also recorded 5,291 new COVID-19 recoveries in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative number of recovered cases to 4,39,78,271 and the recovery rate is 98.71 per cent as on Thursday.
As many as 89,27,28,070 COVID-19 tests have so far been conducted in India, including 3,39,062 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, as per the Health Ministry.
While the weekly positivity rate in the country was recorded at 1.73 per cent, the daily positivity rate was reported to be 1.61 per cent, the ministry added.
Meanwhile, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has reached 2,17,11,36,934, including 19,95,18,915 precaution doses.