New Delhi: With a single-day rise of 48,268 infections, India’s COVID-19 caseload pushed over 81 lakh-mark, the Health Ministry data showed on Saturday. The COVID-19 tally in India rose to 81,37,119, while the death toll increased by 551 fresh fatalities to 1,21,641. Also Read - COVID-19: European Union Says First Virus Vaccinations Possible By Christmas

Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries crossed 74 lakhs with 59,454 new discharges. Also Read - Punjab Imposes Night Curfew From December 1, Doubles Fine For Flouting COVID-19 Norms

As of this morning, the total active cases stand at 5,82,649 after a decrease of 11,737 in the last 24 hours, the ministry stated. India’s recovery rate has increased to 91 per cent while the COVID-19 fatality rate declined to less than 1.5 per cent. Also Read - COVID-19 Vaccine Maybe Here by April 2020 But Some Things Are Never Going be 'Normal' Again

Although the cumulative total in India showed a decline over the past few weeks, there has been a rise in cases in certain parts of the country.

As of this morning, Delhi recorded its highest single-day spike of 5,891 cases, taking the national capital’s coronavirus tally to 3.81 lakh. This was the third consecutive day with more than 5,000 cases.