Covid-19: India records 13,405 new cases and 235 deaths

New Delhi: With 13,405 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 4,28,51,929 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 5,12,344 with 235 new fatalities.

The active cases declined to 1,81,075 comprising 0.42 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.38 per cent, the Ministry said.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,21,58,510. The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 175.83 crore.

India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 2020, 30 lakh on 23 August, 40 lakh on 5 September and 50 lakh on 16 September. It went past 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October, crossed 80 lakh on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20 November and surpassed the one-crore mark on 19 December. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on 4 May and three crore on 23 June.

The Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.