The total coronavirus cases mounted to 89,58,483, with 45,576 infections being reported in a day while the death toll climbed to 1,31,578 with 585 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
COVID-19: 61,871 new infections, 1,033 more fatalities in country; postivity rate goes down below 8 per cent
There are 7,83,311 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country, comprising 10.45 per cent of the total caseload, the Health Ministry data stated.
Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said about 70 per cent COVID-19 deaths have been of male patients while 30 per cent of fatalities from the infection have been reported in females.
The death toll climbed to 1,03,569 with 884 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours, the ministry data updated at 8 am showed.
During the meeting chaired by the cabinet secretary, the minister of commerce and industry addressed these states and UTs and reviewed the oxygen availability there.
The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to the coronavirus infection has further dropped to 1.66 per cent.
According to the latest DDMA order, weekly markets have also been allowed on a trial basis till September 30 under 'Unlock-4'.
Maharashtra, Andhra, Karnataka told to focus on aggressive measures to check mortality rate, COVID-19 spread
Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka account for about 46 per cent of active cases reported nationally in the last 24 hours.
Dr Samiran Panda from ICMR said this increase in cases was expected but pointed out that it is not a homogenous phenomenon across the states.
The state recorded 141 deaths in a single day while Bengaluru alone registered 3,357 cases on Thursday.
Presenting a mortality analysis on the basis of age and gender, Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said COVID-19 fatalities include 69% male and 31% female.
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 3,59,02,137 samples have been tested up to August 23 with 6,09,917 samples being tested on Sunday.
India's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 31,06,348, while the death toll climbed to 57,542 with 836 fatalities being reported in a span of 24-hours, the data showed.
India's COVID-19 recovery rate nears 75 per cent, case fatality rate one of the lowest globally at 1.86 per cent
The constantly rising number of recoveries has ensured that the active cases of coronavirus infection, which is the 'actual caseload' of the country, comprises only 23.24 per cent of the total cases.
With constantly increasing testing numbers, there has been a commensurate fall in the positivity rate, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.