India has recorded 2,109 fresh COVID-19 infections, while the number of active cases have come down to 21,406 from 22,742, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Wednesday.
The COVID-19 tally now stands at 4.49 crore (4,49,74,909).
The death count climbed to 5,31,722 with eight fatalities which includes those reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.
At 21,406, the active cases comprise 0.05 per cent of the total infections.
The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.77 per cent, the ministry said.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,44,21,781, while the case fatality rate stood at 1.18 per cent.
According to the ministry’s website, 220.66 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.