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 India saw a single-day jump of 2,68,833 new coronavirus infections,taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 36,850,962, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday.

The active cases have increased to 14,17,820, while the death toll has climbed to 4,85,752 with 402 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The  active cases comprises 3.48 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 95.20 per cent, the ministry said.

An increase of 145,747 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of  24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 16.66 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 12.84 per cent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,49,47,390, while the case fatality rate  was recorded at 1.33 per cent. 

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 156.02 crore. 

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 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 three crore on June 23. 

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