New Delhi, February 20: Daily new COVID-19 cases in India fell below 20,000 after 51 days, taking the total virus tally to 4,28,22,473, while the active cases dipped to 2,24,187, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.
A total of 19,968 cases have been reported in a day while the death toll climbed to 5,11,903 with 673 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The daily COVID-19 cases have remained below one lakh for 14 consecutive days.
India reported 16,764 corornavirus infections on December 30 last year.
The active cases comprise 0.52% of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.28%, the ministry said.
A reduction of 29,552 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
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. I
India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23 last year. (PTI)