Covid-19: India records 16,311 new cases and 161 deaths

New Delhi: With 16,311 new infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 1,04,66,595 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll increased to 1,51,160 with 161 more fatalities.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,00,92,909, pushing the national Covid-19 recovery rate to 96.43 per cent, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.44 per cent.

The Covid-19 active caseload remained below three lakh. There are 2,22,526 active Coronavirus infections in the country which comprise 2.13 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, 18,17,55,831 samples have been tested so far with 6,59,209 samples being tested on Sunday.

 

NT Bureau