Covid-19: India records 67,208 new cases and 2,330 deaths

New Delhi: With 67,208 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 2,97,00,313.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s total Covid-19 death toll climbed to 3,81,903 with 2,330 fresh fatalities.

The active cases declined to 8,26,740 comprising 2.78 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 95.93 per cent.

As many as 19,31,249 tests were conducted on Wednesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 38,52,38,220.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,84,91,670, while the case fatality rate has increased to 1.29 per cent, the data stated.

Cumulatively, 26,55,19,251 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 Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.


NT Bureau