Covid-19: India records 1,34,154 new cases and 2,887 deaths

New Delhi: With 1,34,154 fresh infectionss, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 2,84,41,986 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 3,37,989 with 2,887 more people succumbing to it.

Also, 21,59,873 tests were conducted on Wednesday to detect Covid-19, taking the total number of such tests conducted so far in the country to 35,37,82,648, while the daily positivity was recorded at 6.21 per cent. It has been less than 10 per cent for 10 consecutive days now, the Ministry said.

The number of active cases has reduced to 17,13,413, accounting for 6.02 per cent of the total number of cases, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 92.79 per cent. A net decline of 80,232 cases was recorded in the Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, the Ministry said.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 2,63,90,584, while the case fatality rate has gone up to 1.19 per cent, the data showed.

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 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October, 80 lakh on 29 October , 90 lakh on 20 November and the one-crore mark on 19 December.

The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore coronavirus cases on 4 May this year.


NT Bureau