The active caseload was recorded at 1,68,358 which accounts for 1.51 per cent of the total infections.
The active caseload further increased to 1,64,511. It constitutes 1.48 per cent of the total infections.
Two US-based Keralaites have also raised complaints against the EMCC over cheating them over a real estate project.
The Centre on Wednesday announced that people over 60 years and those above 45 with comorbidities can get COVID-19 vaccine from March 1.
The rise in new cases is almost 2,996 more than previous day. India has been recording less than 15,000 new infections daily with the toll not crossing the 200-mark over the last one month.
While the vaccine will be given for free at government centres, it will be available for a charge, to be decided later, at many private hospitals, the minister said.
The Hyderabad-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology has been studying the evolution of the virus, its mutations and strains ever since the pandemic hit the country.
In the past one month, the country has been recording less than 15,000 new infections daily with the toll not going over the 200-mark.
There are 1,36,549 active cases of the coronavirus infection in the country currently, which account for only 1.25 per cent of its total caseload.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,05,61,608 pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 97.27 per cent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.43 per cent.