The active caseload comprises merely 5.01 per cent of all COVID-19 cases and the recovery rate improved to 93.52 per cent, it had said.
On Thursday, 45,576 new cases and 585 fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The number of new daily Covid-19 cases in India has risen by nearly 50 per cent in two days, in the week following the major Hindu festival of Diwali, with a record number of fatalities in the capital of New Delhi.
Even in terms of new single-day cases, Delhi reported the highest number of infections, followed by Kerala and Maharashtra.
Till 8 am on Wednesday, the Union Health Ministry had confirmed 89,12,907 COVID-19 cases, including 1,30,993 deaths, 4,46,805 active cases, and 83,35,109 recoveries.
The western city of Ahmadabad late on Thursday announced an indefinite night curfew after reporting an uptick in cases following the Diwali festival weekend.
Authorities in capital New Delhi are fighting to head off almost 7,500 new cases a day while ensuring the flagging economy does not capsize again.
India is only the second country to cross 9 million coronavirus infections, after the United States, but cases have slowed down in the country after hitting a peak in September.
The 564 new fatalities included 155 from Maharashtra, 118 from Delhi, 50 from West Bengal, 28 from Kerala, 25 from Haryana and 20 from Uttar Pradesh. "The number of cases is also coming down and the positivity rate, which is the biggest indicator, is also falling down", Jain said. The count of active cases remained unmoved at 4,45,804 on Friday while it had increased by 346 last Saturday (November 14). Over 10 lakh daily tests were reported after five days on November 18, while more than 12.85 crore tests have been carried out till date.
Health Minister Satyendar Jain said most of the Covid-19 deaths are occurring within 10 days of hospitalisation.