India recorded less than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in 715 days even as the virus tally rose to 4,30,29,044, while the active infection count fell below 13,000, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.
The number of active cases is the lowest in 714 days, the data showed.
13 new fatalities pushed the death count from the pandemic to 5,21,358, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The active case count comprises 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 per cent, the ministry said.
India recorded COVID-19 cases below 1,000 for the first time since April 18, 2020 when 991 cases were reported.