The active cases dropped to 8,518 following recovery of 979 patients. Khurda and Cuttack have the highest 3299 and 1146 active cases respectively.
India has reported less than 50,000 daily cases for 55 consecutive days. The national COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 97.54 per cent, the highest since March last year, the ministry said.
Cases bottomed out in June but took about six weeks to go back above 100,000, despite a vaccine that has been given to more than 70 per cent of the adult population.
While the active cases constitute only 1.29 per cent of the total infections, the recoveries of 40,017 patients during the last 24 hours pushed the overall recoveries to 3,10,55,861.
An increase of 2,766 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The fresh spike saw the cumulative cases cross 1.31 lakh in Nellore, 1.26 lakh in Prakasam and 1.67 lakh in West Godavari district.
The active cases comprise 1.39 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 97.28 per cent.
A decrease of 2,832 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The active cases comprise 1.47 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 97.20 per cent.
India records 48,698 fresh cases of COVID-19 in a day, weekly positivity rate falls below 3 per cent
The number of active cases has further declined to 5,95,565 and now accounts for 1.97 per cent of the total infections.
The number of people who have recuperated from COVID-19 surged to 2,90,63,740, while the case fatality rate was at 1.30 per cent, the Ministry said.
Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Sunday said if there is strict compliance of Covid appropriate behaviour, the city could avoid another wave of the deadly pandemic.
As many as 19,31,249 tests were conducted on Wednesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 38,52,38,220.
The count of active cases has further declined to 9,73,158 which is 3.30 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 95.43 per cent.
Chittoor district reported the highest of 1,199 new infections followed by 1,167 in East Godavari.