A total of 5,233 infections were recorded in a span of 24 hours, while the death toll climbed to 5,24,715 with 7 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 9 am stated.
The active cases comprise 0.07 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate was 98.72 per cent, the ministry said.
An increase of 1,881 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The seven new fatalities include five from Kerala and one each from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
A total of 5,24,715 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,47,866 from Maharashtra, 69,801 from Kerala, 40,108 from Karnataka, 38,025 from Tamil Nadu, 26,213 from Delhi, 23,523 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,205 from West Bengal.
The ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.67 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.12 per cent, according to the ministry. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,26,36,710, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.21 per cent.
(With agency inputs)