In a slight uptick in the new COVID cases, India logged 18,930 fresh infections in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning.
According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there have been 2,771 more infections than in a 24-hour cycle since Wednesday morning.
With this, the active caseload in the country stands at 1,19,457.
The daily case positivity rate went up from 3.56 per cent to 4.32 per cent on Thursday. The weekly positivity rate stands at 3.86 per cent.
As many as 14,650 COVID patients recovered in the last 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries from the disease since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,29,21,977. The recovery rate is 98.52 per cent.
A total of 35 patients succumbed to the virus during this period. The death toll in the country rose to 5,25,305.
More than 198 crore doses of the Covid vaccine have been administered so far across the country.
Amid the recent surge reported in COVID-19 cases across the country, the Health Ministry of India on June 9 urged States and Union Territories to not lower their guards and strictly maintain the COVID appropriate behaviour.