39,649 patients also recovered from the virus during the last 24 hours, taking total recoveries past the three-crore mark.
3,08,74,376 cases have now been reported in India so far while a total of 3,00,14,713 people have recovered from it since the pandemic began last year.
The daily positivity rate, at 2.59%, remains below 3% for the 21st consecutive day. The active cases meanwhile, now constitute 1.46% of total cases. The overall death toll from the virus is now 4,08,764.