He also said that 1.84 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to people so far, while 23 crore tests have been conducted.
The active cases registered an increase for the fifth consecutive day. The COVID-19 active caseload increased to 1,84,523 which now comprises 1.65 per cent of the total infections.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,06,67,741 which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.30 per cent.
India has also detected the Brazilian strain of the virus in one person, said ICMR director general Balram Bhargava.
Haryana and Manipur, for instance, have shut schools again while many districts in Rajasthan and Gujarat are witnessing more restrictions.
The total coronavirus cases mounted to 90,50,597 with 46,232 infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,32,726 with 564 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The total number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 79,17,373, pushing the national recovery rate to 92.56 per cent while the case fatality rate stands at 1.48 per cent.
India records 50,129 fresh COVID-19 cases, 578 deaths as active cases remain below seven lakh mark for third consecutive day
There are 6,68,154 active cases in the country which comprise 8.50 per cent of the total caseload, the Union Health Ministry data stated.
India COVID-19 daily caseload drops below 50,000 mark three months after, death toll crosses 1.15 lakh
A total of 46,790 fresh infections were reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,15,197 with 587 fatalities being registered in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The death toll climbed to 1,14,610 with 579 fatalities being registered in a span of 24 hours, the Health Ministry 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.
The total coronavirus cases mounted to 59,92,532, while the death toll climbed to 94,503 with 1,124 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours, data updated at 8 am showed.
COVID-19: Daily discharges surpass new cases for sixth consecutive day as India's recovery rate nears 82 per cent
A total 87,374 people have recuperated in a span of 24 hours in the country, while the number of new confirmed cases reported is 86,508, according to the data updated at 8 am.
Modi said this while addressing the virtual housewarming ceremony of 1.75 lakh houses built in rural parts of Madhya Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said the number of COVID-19 cases per million population in Brazil and US is 6 times that of India.