Covid-19: India records 4,12,262 new cases and 3,980 deaths

New Delhi: The severity of Coronavirus is so high that the country recorded its daily high with 4,12,262 fresh cases abd 3,980 fatalities in the last 24 hours.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s total Covid-19 cases stood at 2,10,77,410 and the death toll to 2,30,168.

Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 35,66,398 comprising 16.92 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has dropped to 81.99 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,72,80,844, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.09 per cent, the data stated.

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 the one-crore mark on 19 December. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on 4 May.

According to the ICMR, 29,67,75,209 samples have been tested up to 5 May with 19,23,131 samples being tested on Wednesday.


NT Bureau