Covid-19: India records 4,14,188 new cases and 3,915 deaths

New Delhi: India’s Coronavirus cases touched a new peak with 4,14,188 fresh cases being reported in a day.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 total caseload rose to 2,14,91,598.

The death toll has increased to 2,34,083 with 3,915 fatalities being reported in a span of 24 hours.

Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 36,45,164 comprising 16.96 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has dropped to 81.95 per cent.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,76,12,351, 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, 29,86,01,699 samples have been tested up to 6 May with 18,26,490 samples being tested on Thursday.

 

NT Bureau