India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5.
The COVID-19 count includes 8,04,528 active cases, and 64,53,780 cured cases. India's active cases stood at 7,83,311, a decline from Saturday, while the recoveries reached 65,97,209.
The death toll climbed to 1,12,998 with the virus claiming 837 lives in a day. India is also reporting a high number of recoveries, the ministry informed.
"India is the only country with the highest recoveries and continues to have one of the lowest fatality rates globally". Today it stands at 1.52 per cent.
Tamil Nadu has 41,872 active cases, with 6,22,458 recoveries, alongside 10,472 fatalities.
Thirteen states and Union Territories, including Puducherry (403), Maharashtra (335), Goa (331), Delhi (317), Karnataka (152), Tamil Nadu (135) and Punjab (131), had deaths per million population more than the national average.
"These States have been reporting a surge in the number of new Covid-19 cases in recent days", it said.
Victoria has recorded just two new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours as Premier Daniel Andrews prepares to announce further easing of restrictions this weekend. Of these, almost 82 per cent are concentrated in 10 states and UTs - Maharashtra, Karnataka, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala. Maharashtra alone has contributed the maximum with more than 13,000 single-day recoveries.
It's the lowest daily case tally for more than four months, since 9 June, bringing Melbourne's 14-day following average down to 8.7.
The Centre continues to support the state and UT governments in the collective fight against the global pandemic.
The central team will help the states in strictly implementing containment, monitoring, testing, preventing transmission, preventive measures and improving treatment of COVID patients. The central teams shall also guide in effectively managing the challenges related to timely diagnosis and follow up.