Covid-19: India crosses 7 lakh mark

New Delhi: In what said to be a steady increase, the total number of coronavirus cases in India has risen to 7,19,665.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country saw 22,252 fresh cases, five days after crossing the six lakh post.

The death toll has climbed to 20,160 as 467 more people succumbed to the disease, the report said.

With this, the country has recorded over 20,000 cases of the infection for the fifth consecutive day.

India’s coronavirus infection caseload stands at 7,19,665, the Ministry’s data updated at 8 am showed.

With a steady rise, the number of recoveries stands at 4,39,947, while there are 2,59,557 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country.

Of the 467 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, 204 are from Maharashtra, 61 from Tamilnadu, 48 from Delhi, 29 from Karnataka, 24 from Uttar Pradesh, 22 from West Bengal, 17 from Gujarat.

Telangana and Haryana reported 11 deaths each; Madhya Pradesh nine; Andhra Pradesh seven; Jammu and Kashmir six; Rajasthan and Punjab five each; Bihar, Kerala and Odisha two each; and Arunachal Pradesh and Jharkhand one each.


NT Bureau