Covid-19: India records 1,73,790 new cases and 3,617 deaths

New Delhi: With 1,73,790 fresh infections, the lowest in last 45 days, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 2,77,29,247 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s death toll climbed to 3,22,512 with 3,617 fatalities.

Also, 20,80,048 tests were conducted on Friday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 34,11,19,909, the Ministry said.

The active cases have further reduced to 22,28,724 and the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,51,78,011 while the case fatality rate stands at 1.16 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.

 

NT Bureau