India reported 40,134 new COVID-19 cases and 422 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Union Health
. India’s total COVID-19 case tally now stands at 3,16,95,958. The cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 47 crore.

The death toll climbed to 4,24,773 with 422 fatalities on Sunday.

The number of new cases fell on Sunday after registering an increase for the five consecutive days.

The number of active coronavirus cases has increased to 4,13,718 and comprises 1.31% of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.35%, the data updated at 8 am on the ministry of health and family welfare showed.

Cumulative vaccine doses administered so far has reached 47.02 crore under the nationwide vaccination drive.

On Sunday, 14,28,984 COVID tests were conducted across the country, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 46,96,45,494. The daily positivity rate currently stands at 2.81%. According to the health ministry, the weekly positivity rate is at 2.37%.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.

It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.

India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and 3 crore on June 23.

A total of 4,24,773 deaths linked to the disease have been reported so far in the country, including 1,32,948 from Maharashtra, 36,587 from Karnataka, 34,102 from Tamil Nadu, 25,054 from Delhi, 22,763 from Uttar Pradesh, 18,149 from West Bengal and 16,794 from Punjab.

The Health Ministry stressed that more than 70% of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.