Covid-19: India records highest number of single-day cases – 1,45,384

New Delhi: The Coronavirus count is climbing up the ladder, if one has to go by the reports. According to Union Health Ministy data released this morning, the country recorded 1,45,384 fresh cases, thus taking the total tally to 1,32,05,926.

The death toll due to the viral disease has gone up to 1,68,436 with 794 more fatalities, the highest since 18 October last year, the data said.

The number of active Coronavirus cases in the country has gone up to 10,46,631
and the number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 1,19,90,859.

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 September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 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), 25,52,14,803 samples have so far been tested in the country for the viral disease, including 11,73,219 on Friday.

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

 

NT Bureau