Covid-19: India records 60,753 new cases and 1,647 deaths

New Delhi: With 60,753 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 2,98,23,546.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 3,85,137 with 1,647 fresh fatalities.

A total of 19,02,009 tests were conducted on Friday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 38,92,07,637, it said.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease increased to 2,86,78,390, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.29 per cent, the data said.

Cumulatively, 27,23,88,783 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 last year, 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 last year.The tally crossed the 2-crore marck on 4 May.


NT Bureau