Covid-19: India records 84,332 new cases and 4,002 deaths

New Delhi: With 84,332 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 2,93,59,155.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 3,67,081 with 4,002 daily deaths.

The number of active cases further declined to 10,80,690, accounting for 3.68 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 95.07 per cent.

Also, 20,44,131 coronavirus tests were conducted on Friday taking the total number to 37,42,42,384.

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 30th consecutive day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,79,11,384, while the case fatality rate has increased to 1.25 per cent, the data stated.

Cumulatively, 24,96,00,304 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; 80 lakh on 29 October; 90 lakh on 20 November; and the one-crore mark on 19 December. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore cases on 4 May.

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


NT Bureau