Covid-19: India records 1,32,364 new cases and 2,713 deaths

New Delhi: With 1,32,364 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 2,85,74,350 today.

According to Union Health Ministy data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 3,40,702 with 2,713 fresh fatalities.

A total of 20,75,428 tests were conducted on Thursday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 35,74,33,846.

The active cases have reduced to 16,35,993 comprising 5.73 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 93.08 per cent.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,65,97,655, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.19 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