Covid-19: India records 14,256 new cases and 152 deaths

New Delhi: With 14,256 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 1,06,39,684 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death till increased to 1,53,184, with 152 more fatalities.

As many as 1,03,00,838 patients have recuperated so far and there are 1,85,662 active cases of the Coronavirus infection in the country currently, the data said.

According to the ICMR, a total of 19,09,85,119 samples have so far been tested for the viral disease in the country, including 8,37,095 on Friday.

India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August last year, the 30-lakh mark on 23 August and the 40-lakh mark on 5 September. It went past 50 lakh on 16 September last year, 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October, 80 lakh on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20 November and one crore on 19 December 2020.

The Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the Covid-19 deaths in the country occurred due to comorbidities.


NT Bureau