The total deaths due to the contagion surged to 1,55,913 across the country with 100 more fatalities reported in 24 hours, the ministry's data updated at 8 am informed.
With 1,06,44,858 recoveries from Covid-19 in the country so far, India stands at a national recovery rate of 97.33 per cent, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.43 per cent.
There are 1,36,549 active cases of the coronavirus infection in the country currently, which accounts for only 1.25 per cent of its total caseload, the data stated.
India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, the 30-lakh mark on August 23, the 40-lakh mark on September 5 and the 50-lakh mark on September 16.
It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and the one-crore mark on December 19.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 20,79,77,229 samples have so far been tested for the viral disease in the country, including 6,44,931 on Tuesday.
With inputs from PTI