India today reported 39,742 new COVID-19 cases, raising the country’s overall caseload to 31.3 million.
The COVID-19 related death toll has risen by 535 in the last 24 hours, with the total reaching 420,551.
The Indian Ministry of Health said active cases decreased by 765 in the last 24 hours to 408,000.
India’s test positivity rate also continues to decline. For the 34th straight day it is below the 5 per cent-mark at 2.24 per cent.
Meanwhile, Kerala contributed 18,531 cases to the country’s daily numbers yesterday.
The southern state has also reported 46 cases of mosquito-borne infection, Zika virus.