The total case count reached 3,12,57,720, while the total death toll is now 4,18,987.
Active cases registered an increase for the second day in a row and were recorded at 4.09.394.
There has been an increase of 2,224 cases in the number of active cases of Covid-19 in a span of 24 hours.
Active cases comprise 1.31 percent of total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.35 percent, data updated at 8 a.m. showed.
According to data published by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), 17,18,439 tests were performed on Wednesday, bringing the total accumulated tests carried out so far for the detection of Covid-19 in the country to 45.09, 11.712.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.41 percent. It has been less than three percent for 31 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding that the weekly positivity rate stood at 2.12 percent.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease rose to 3.04,29,339 and the fatality rate is 1.34 percent, according to the data.
The cumulative doses of vaccine administered so far have reached Rs 41.78 million as part of the nationwide vaccination campaign.
India’s Covid-19 count had crossed the 20 lakh mark on Aug 7 and 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. It went from 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.
India crossed the grim milestone of two million rupees on May 4 and three million rupees on June 23.
The 507 new deaths include 165 of Maharashtra and 105 from Kerala.
So far a total of 4,18,987 deaths have been reported in the country, including 1,30,918 from Maharashtra, 36,262 from Karnataka, 33,809 from Tamil nadu, 25,039 from Delhi, 22,739 from Uttar Pradesh, 18,027 from West Bengal and 16,246 from Punjab.
The ministry noted that more than 70 percent of the deaths occurred from comorbidities.