Covid-19: India records 91,702 new cases and 3,403 deaths

New Delhi: With 91,702 fresh infections, India’s daily Covid-19 count remained below the one-lakh mark for the fourth consecutive day. The total tally of cases has climbed to 2,92,74,823.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 3,63,079 with 3,403 fresh deaths.

The active cases further declined to 11,21,671 comprising 3.83 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 94.93 per cent.

Also, 20,44,131 tests were conducted on Thursday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 37,42,42,384.

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for 29th consecutive day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,77,90,073, while the case fatality rate has increased to 1.24 per cent, the data stated.

Cumulatively, 24,60,85,649 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

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.

The Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

 

NT Bureau