Covid-19: India records 17,407 new cases and 89 deaths

New Delhi: With 17,407 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 1,11,56,923 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll increased to 1,57,435 with 89 new fatalities.

The total recoveries surged to 1,08,26,075 and there are 1,73,413 Covid-19 active
caseload in the country.

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,21,91,78,908 samples have been tested up to 3 March with 7,75,631 samples being tested on Wednesday.


NT Bureau