The death toll climbed to 4,46,918 with 260 daily fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The active cases have increased to 3,03,476, comprising 0.90 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.77 per cent, the ministry said.
An increase of 2,034 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.90 per cent. It has been less than 3 per cent for last 27 days.
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