Covid-19: India’s daily cases come down below 20,000 after 6 months

New Delhi: With 19,556 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 1,00,75,116 today.

On positive side, the number of daily new Coronavirus infections reported in the country recorded below 20,000 after nearly six months, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated today.

The Covid-19 death toll increased to 1,46,111 with 301 new fatalities, the data said.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 96,36,487 pushing the national recovery rate to 95.65 per cent, while the Covid-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 per cent.

The Covid-19 active caseload has fallen below 3 lakh. There are 2,92,518 active Coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 2.90 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 ICMR, 16,31,70,557 samples have been tested up to 21 December with 10,72,228 samples being tested on Monday.

The 301 new fatalities include 55 from Maharashtra, 41 from West Bengal, 27 each from Kerala and Delhi.

A total of 1,46,111 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 48,801 from Maharashtra followed by 12,016 from Karnataka, 11,995 from Tamilnadu, 10,304 from Delhi, 9,401 from West Bengal, 8,212 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,078 from Andhra Pradesh and 5,212 from Punjab.

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


NT Bureau