India saw a single-day rise of 42,982 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of Covid cases to 3,18,12,114, while the active cases increased to 4,11,076, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.
The death toll climbed to 4,26,290 with 533 fresh fatalities.
The active cases comprise 1.29 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 97.37 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed.
An increase of 723 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The 533 new fatalities include 195 from Maharashtra and 108 from Kerala.
A total of 4,26,290 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,33,410 from Maharashtra, 36,680 from Karnataka, 34,197 from Tamil Nadu, 25,058 from Delhi, 22,767 from Uttar Pradesh, 18,180 from West Bengal and 17,211 from Kerala.