The active cases have surpassed the 18-lakh mark, according to data updated by Union Health Ministry on Sunday.
India also reported 1,501 new fatalities in the last 24 hours. With this, the death toll in the country due to the virus has increased to 1,77,150.
Sunday’s rise marks the the 39th day in a row when the cases have increased in the country.
The active cases, standing at 18,01,316, comprise 12.18 % of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has dropped to 86.62%, the ministry said.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,28,09,643, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.20%, the data stated.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed 20 lakh 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.
(With agency inputs)