Covid-19: India records 62,480 new cases and 1,587 deaths

New Delhi: With 62,480 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 2,97,62,793.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 3,83,490 with 1,587 fresh fatalities.

The active cases have declined to 7,98,656 comprising 2.68 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 96.03 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed.

A total of 19,29,476 tests were conducted on Thursday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 38,71,67,696.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,85,80,647, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.29 per cent, the data stated.

Cumulatively, 26,89,60,399 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far under 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