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.
Almost 600 more fatalities in the past 24 hours brought the death toll to 1,32,220.
India is now witnessing a steady decline in cases from its peak in September, with the country reporting fewer than 50,000 daily new infections during the last 13 days.More news: South Dakota's Noem defends forgoing masks as virus surges
In Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat, which has reported 192,000 Covid-19 cases so far, the government will impose a night curfew in Ahmedabad city from tomorrow.
India's COVID-19 caseload crossed 90 lakh on Friday after 45,882 more infections were registered in the past 24 hours, said the Union health ministry. With this, the state's recovery count increased to 16,35,971.
Uttar Pradesh: 5,19,148 total cases, 7,480 deaths, 4,88,911 recoveries. The fatalities recorded are the highest in a day coming in parallel to the sharp spike in cases being reported after a months-long lull.More news: Queen Elizabeth and husband Philip celebrate 73rd wedding anniversary
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. The city also recorded 131 virus-related deaths, its highest in a day, taking the death toll to 7,943.
For the 13th day in a row, fresh cases in India have been less than 50,000.
Statewise - the worst-hit continues to be Maharashtra with 17,63,055 confirmed cases, followed by Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.More news: COVID deaths spike in Russia as infected governor sparks anger
Nevertheless, the country's new daily cases have seen a steady decline for weeks now and the total number of cases represents 0.6 per cent of India's 1.3 billion population.