Covid-19: India records 62,224 new cases and 2,542 deaths

New Delhi: With 62,224 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 2,96,33,105.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 3,79,573 with 2,542 fresh fatalities.

The active cases further declined to 8,65,432 comprising 2.92 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 95.80 per cent.

A net decline of 47,946 cases has been recorded in the Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Also, 19,30,987 tests were conducted on Monday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 38,33,06,971.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,83,88,100, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.28 per cent, the data stated.

Cumulatively, 26,19,72,014 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.


NT Bureau