Covid-19: India reports 24,337 new cases and 333 fatalities

New Delhi: With 24,337 new infections, India’s Coronavirus cases rose to 1,00,55,560 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll has increased to 1,45,810 with 333 new fatalities.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 96,06,111, pushing the national recovery rate to 95.53 per cent, while the Covid-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 per cent, according to the data.

The Covid-19 active caseload remained below 4 lakh for the 15th consecutive day. There are 3,03,639 active Coronavirus cases in the country which comprise 3.02 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 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.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 16,20,98,329 samples have been tested up to 20 December with 9,00,134 samples being tested on Sunday.


NT Bureau