New Delhi: India recorded 16,906 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of coronavirus to 4,36,69,850. The death count climbed to 5,25,519 with 45 new fatalities in the last 24 hours.
The active cases increased to 1,32,457, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
The active cases comprise 0.30 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.50 per cent, the ministry said.
An increase of 1,414 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.