India’s COVID-19 tally climbed to 4,30,21,982 on Tuesday with 1,259 fresh cases, while the number of active cases of the infection further declined to 15,378, according to Union health ministry.

The death toll due to the viral disease has gone up to 5,21,070 with 35 more fatalities, the ministry’s data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases account for 0.04 percent of the total caseload, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remained at 98.75 percent, the ministry said, adding that a reduction of 481 cases was recorded in the active caseload in 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.22 percent and the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 0.25 percent, according to the health ministry.

A total of 5,77,559 tests were conducted to detect the infection in the last 24 hours. India has so far conducted over 78.79 crore COVID-19 tests.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has gone up to 4,24,85,534, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.21 percent.

The number of Covid vaccine doses administered in the country so far has exceeded 183.53 crores.

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.

It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 2020, 70 lakh on October 11, 2020, 80 lakh on October 29, 2020, 90 lakh on November 20, 2020, and the one-crore mark on December 19, 2020.

The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore Covid cases on May 4, 2021, and the three-crore mark on June 23, 2021.