Covid-19: India records 29,163 infections in single day

New Delhi: In what said to be a major relief, the Coronavirus cases dropped below 30,000 in India after four months.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country reported 29,163 new infections, thus taking the total tally to 88,74,290.The death toll climbed to 1,30,519 with 449 new fatalities, the data said.

The number of active cases remained below 5 lakh for the seventh consecutive day. There are 4,53,401 active cases of Coronavirus infection in the country as on date which comprises 5.11 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

The total recoveries have surged to 82,90,370 pushing the national recovery rate to 93.42 per cent, while the Covid-19 case?fatality rate stands at 1.47 per cent

India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 30 lakho on 23 August and 40 lakh on 5 September. It went past 50 lakh on 16 September, 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October and crossed 80 lakh on 29 October.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 12,65,42,907 samples have been tested up to 16 November with 8,44,382 samples being tested on Monday.

 

NT Bureau