The trend of less than 50,000 daily new cases is being reported for 71 consecutive days now. As a result, India's active case count has also risen to 4,04,874.
Addressing a media briefing, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan reiterated that the country is still in the midst of the second wave.
While several states began partial reopening of schools, there was a complete closure again in April when an aggressive second wave of COVID-19 hit the country.
The endemic stage is when a population learns to live with a virus. It's very different from the epidemic stage when the virus overwhelms a population.
The national recovery rate has improved to 97.52 per cent, the highest since March last year, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The death toll has climbed to 4,32,079 with 437 daily fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The active cases have declined to 3,85,336 and comprise 1.20 percent of the total infections.
An increase of 1,636 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The death toll has climbed to 4,29,179 with 497 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 97.45 per cent, which is the highest ever recovery rate achieved, the ministry said.