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India witnessed a single-day spike of 43,071 COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 3, 05,45,433, while active cases have declined to 4,85,350, according to Union health ministry data updated on Sunday.

The death toll has increased to 4, 02,005 with 955 more fatalities, the ministry said.

The active cases have further declined to 4,85,350 and comprise 1.59 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 97.09 per cent, it added.

According to the health ministry, active cases have declined by 10,183 in a span of 24 hours.

The data stated that 18,38,490 tests were conducted on Saturday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 41,82,54,953.

On the vaccination front, the cumulative number has surpassed the 35 crore mark.

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