Covid-19: India inches towards 21-lakh mark

New Delhi: India recorded 61,537 new Coronavirus cases and is heading towards 21-lakh figures.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the total Coronavirus tally now stands at 20,88,611. The death toll rose to 42,518 with 933 more fatalities.

The number of recoveries surged to 14,27,005 and the recovery rate rose to 68.32 per cent, according to Ministry data.

There are 6,19,088 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), comprising 29.64 per cent of the caseload. A total of 61,537 cases were added in a day, taking the tally to 20,88,611, it said.

This was the 10th day in a row that the COVID-19 tally increased by more than 50,000.

As many as 5,98,778 samples were tested on Friday, taking the total to 2,33,87,171 so far, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research.


NT Bureau