Covid-19: India records 18,599 new cases and 97 deaths

New Delhi: With 18,599 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 1,12,29,398 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death has increased to 1,57,853 with 97 new fatalities.

The Covid-19 active caseload has increased to 1,88,747 and the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,08,82,798.

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, 22,19,68,271 samples have been tested up to 7 March with 5,37,764 samples being tested on Sunday.


NT Bureau