The daily positivity rate - number of positive cases identified per hundred - stands at 2.13 per cent, less than 3 per cent for 27 consecutive days.
The active cases have declined to 4,22,660 and comprise 1.36 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 97.31 per cent, the data shows.
The total vaccine doses administered has reached 40.49 crore under the nationwide vaccination drive.
Maharashtra on Saturday reported 8,172 new COVID-19 cases and 124 deaths which took the state's infection tally to 62,05,190 and deaths to 1,26,851.
Kerala, one of the worst Covid-affected states in the country, opened its doors to Sabarimala temple for five days to allow devotees to conduct monthly rituals.
Tamil Nadu has reported 43 deaths and 2,205 new cases of COVID-19, the Health Department said on Saturday. Of the fresh cases, two were those of returnees from Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, said the department. The new cases pushed the tally till date to 25,33,323 and the number of fatalities so far to 33,695.
The Delta variant of SARS-COV-2 was behind majority of clinical cases of breakthrough infection of COVID-19 but only 9.8 per cent cases required hospitalisation and fatality was observed in only 0.4 per cent cases, according to a new study by Indian Council of Medical Research or ICMR.
In an alarming trend, Sikkim has reported at least 49 per cent of its COVID-19 deaths in the second wave of the pandemic that swept the country earlier this year. About 181 of the casualties reported during the period were solely due to the virus and not due to comorbidities among the patients.
India crossed two crore cases on May 4 and three crore cases on June 23.
The third wave of Covid is likely to hit the country at the end of August and chances are that it will not be as intense as the second wave, Dr Samiran Panda, Head of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases at the Indian Council of Medical Research, has told NDTV.
New Delhi: India today logged 41,157 new cases, 7.4% higher than yesterday. 518 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.