Covid-19: India records 15,388 new cases and 77 deaths

New Delhi: With 15,388 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 1,12,44,786 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s total Covid-19 death toll has increased to 1,57,930 with 77 more fatalities.

The number of active Covid-19 cases has gone down to 1,87,462 and the number of people who have recuperated from the disease has gone up to 1,08,99,394.

India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August last year, the 30-lakh mark on 23 August, the 40-lakh mark on 5 September and the 50-lakh mark 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 the one-crore mark on 19 December.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 22,27,16,796 samples have so far been tested in the country for the viral disease, including 7,48,525 on Monday.

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


NT Bureau