New Delhi: India registered a record single-day spike of 1,26,789 new Covid-19 cases, pushing its infection tally to 1,29,28,574, while the number of active cases too went upwards to breach the nine lakh-mark again.
The death toll due to the disease in the country increased to 1,66,862, with 685 new fatalities being reported in a day.
Registering a steady increase for the 29th day in row, the count of active cases has gone up to 9,10,319, which is 7.04 per cent of the total infections, while the country's recovery rate has further dropped to 91.67 per cent, it stated.
The active Covid-19 caseload in the country was recorded at its lowest of 1,35,926 on February 12, comprising 1.25 per cent of the total infections.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease surged to 1,18,51,393, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.29 per cent, as per the data.
India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 60-lakh mark on September 28 last year, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and the one-crore mark on December 19.