Covid-19: India records 89,129 new cases and 714 deaths

New Delhi: In a steady increase, India recorded 89,129 new Coronavirus cases, thus taking the total tally to 1.23 crore today.

According to the Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the death toll increased to 1,64,110 with 714 more fatalities in a day, the highest since 21 October.

The jump in cases reported today was the highest since 20 September last year when 92,605 new infections were recorded in a span of 24 hours.

The number of active cases too have registered a steady increase for the 24th day in a row with the tally reaching 6,58,909 and the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,15,69,241.

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 last year. It went past 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October, crossed 80 lakh on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20 November. The one-crore mark was breached on 19 December last year.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 24,69,59,192 samples have been tested for Covid-19 up to 2 April with 10,46,605 of them being tested on Friday.

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


NT Bureau