Covid-19: India records 16,375 new cases and 201 deaths

New Delhi: With 16,375 new infections, India’s Coronavirus caselod rose to 1,03,56,844 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll has increased to 1,49,850 with 201 new fatalities.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 99,75,958 pushing the national recovery rate to 96.32 per cent, while the Covid-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 per cent

The Covid-19 active caseload remained below 3 lakh for the 15th consecutive day

There are 2,31,036 active Coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 2.23 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 9 December.

According to the ICMR, 17,65,31,997 samples have been tested up to 4 January with 8,96,236 samples being tested on Monday.

The 201 new fatalities include 29 from Maharashtra, 25 from West Bengal, 24 from Punjab, 19 from Kerala and 12 each from Delhi and Chhattisgarh.

A total of 1,49,850 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 49,695 from Maharashtra followed by 12,166 from Tamilnadu, 12,110 from Karnataka, 10,597 from Delhi, 9,817 from West Bengal, 8,413 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,118 from Andhra Pradesh and 5,400 from Punjab.

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


NT Bureau