The country’s total COVID-19 caseload now stands at 28.4 million, while total fatalities are at 337,989, according to data from the health ministry.
The country witnessed a rise of over 2,000 in the number of new infections since Wednesday as it continues to recover from the deadly second wave of the contagion.
India on Thursday successfully completed a week of reporting daily cases under the 200,000-mark. The daily infections rose as high as over 400,000 when the country began to battle the raging wave of the virus.
With the addition of new cases, the caseload reached 28,441,986, the health ministry’s dashboard showed. The number of active cases in the country now stands at 1,713,413 and the positivity rate is at 6.34%, the data showed. With the increase in the new infections since Wednesday, the active caseload remained below two million for the third straight day, as per the official data.