With 12,059 fresh infections, India's Covid-19 tally mounted to 1,08,26,363. For the third time this month, the daily deaths fell below 100, reported Union Health Ministry data on Sunday.
The country recorded the lowest death toll after nine months with 78 daily new fatalities, taking the count to 1,54,996
The Covid-19 active caseload remained below 2 lakh, while 1,05,22,601 people have recovered from the Covid infections, pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.20 per cent
Currently, there are 1,48,766 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 1.37 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 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.
According to ICMR, 20,13,68,378 samples have been tested up to February 6, with 6,95,789 samples being tested on Saturday.
The 78 new fatalities include 25 from Maharashtra, 16 from Kerala, 5 from Punjab and 4 each from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
A total of 1,54,996 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 51,280 from Maharashtra, followed by 12,382 from Tamil Nadu,
12,233 from Karnataka, 10,877 from Delhi, 10,202 from West Bengal, 8,686 from Uttar Pradesh and 7,159 from Andhra Pradesh.
The Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.
"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.
With PTI Inputs