New Delhi: India recorded a massive surge of 1,26.789 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, thus taking the total tally to 1,29,28,578.
According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the death toll due to the disease in the country increased to 1,66,862, with 685 new fatalities being reported in a day.
The active cases has gone up to 9,10,319 and the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,18,51,393.
India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August last year, 30 lakh on 23 August, 40 lakh on 5 September and 50 lakh on 16 September.
It went past 60 lakh on 28 September last year, 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), 25,26,77,379 samples have been tested for Covid-19 in the country so far, including 12,37,781 on Wednesday.
The Union Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.