In a positive news, India reported 1,14,460 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 60 days as on Sunday.
The daily positivity rate further dropped to 5.62 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data on same day.
With the fresh cases, the total tally of coronavirus cases in the country rise to 2,88,09,339. The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 3,46,759 with 2,677 daily deaths, the lowest in 42 days, while the active cases dropped below 15 lakh, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The daily positivity has further declined to 5.62 per cent. It has been less than 10 per cent for 13 consecutive days.
The weekly positivity rate has declined to 6.54 per cent. The active cases have reduced to 14,77,799 comprising 5.13 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 93.67 per cent.
Meanwhile, 20,36,311 tests were conducted on Saturday taking the total cumulative tests of COVID-19 in the country to 36,47,46,522.
A total of 23,13,22,417 vaccine doses have been administered so far. The 2,677 new fatalities include 741 from Maharashtra, 443 from Tamil Nadu, 365 from Karnataka, 209 from Kerala, 120 from Uttar Pradesh and 118 from West Bengal.
The ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.