Covid-19: India records 11,666 new cases and 123 deaths

New Delhi: With 11,666 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 1,07,01,193 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll rose to 1,53,847 with 123 new fatalities.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,03,73,606 pushing the national Covid-19 recovery rate to 96.94 per cent.

The Covid-19 active cases remained below 2 lakh for the ninth consecutive day.

There are 1,73,740 active Coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 1.62 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, 19,43,38,773 samples have been tested up to 27 January with 7,25,653 samples being tested on Wednesday.

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


NT Bureau