Covid-19: India records 1,32,788 new cases and 3,207 deaths

New Delhi: With 1,32,788 new nfections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 2,83,07,832 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 3,35,102 with 3,207 fresh deaths.

As many as 20,19,773 tests were conducted on Tuesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 35,00,57,330, while the daily positivity was recorded at 6.57 per cent. It has been less than 10 per cent for nine consecutive days, the Ministry said.

The active cases have reduced to 17,93,645 comprising 6.34 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 92.48 per cent.

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for 20th consecutive days. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,61,79,085, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.18 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