Covid-19: India records 17,921 new cases and 133 deaths

New Delhi: With 17,921 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 1,12,62,707 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll increased to 1,58,063 with 133 new fatalities.

The number of active cases reduced to 1,84,598 and the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,09,20,046.

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 one crore on 19 December.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 22,34,79,877 samples have been tested up to 9 March for the viral disease, including 7,63,081 on Tuesday.


NT Bureau