Covid-19: India records 15,158 new cases and 175 deaths

New Delhi: With 15,158 new infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 1,05,42,841 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll increased to 1,52,093 with 175 more fatalities.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,01,79,715, pushing the national Covid-19 recovery rate to 96.56 per cent. The country’s Covid-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.44 per cent.

The country’s active caseload remained below 3 lakh on Saturday. There are 2,11,033 active Coronavirus infections in the country which constitute 2 per cent of the total caseload, the data showed.

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, 80 lakh on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20 November and crossed the one crore-mark on 19 December.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 18,57,65,491 samples had been tested up to 15 January, with 8,03,090 tested on Friday alone.

The 175 new fatalities include 45 from Maharashtra, 23 from Kerala, 16 from West Bengal, 15 from Uttar Pradesh, 12 from Punjab and 10 from Delhi.

A total of 1,52,093 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 50,336 from Maharashtra, 12,251 from Tamilnadu, 12,158 from Karnataka, 10,732 from Delhi, 10,026 from West Bengal, 8,558 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,139 from Andhra Pradesh and 5,485 from Punjab.

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


NT Bureau