Covid-19: India records 1,20,529 new cases and 3,380 deaths

New Delhi: With 1,20,529 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 2,86,94,879 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 3,44,082 with 3,380 new fatalities.

A total of 20,84,421 tests were conducted on Friday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for the detection of Covid-19 in the country to 36,11,74,142.

The active case count has reduced to 15,55,248 comprising 5.73 per cent of the total infections and the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,67,95,549.

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 Covid-19 cases on 4 May.


NT Bureau