Covid-19: India records 42,640 new cases and 1,167 deaths

New Delhi: After 91 days, India’s daily Coronavirus infections have come down below 50,000.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, a total of 42,640 Covid-19 infections were reported in a day, thus taking the total tally to 2,99,77,861.

The Covid-19 death toll climbed to 3,89,302 with 1,167 daily fatalities, the lowest in 68 days.

According to the data published at 7 am, India administered 86.16 lakh vaccine doses, the highest ever single-day vaccination achieved in the world so far, the Health Ministry said.

Cumulatively, 28.87 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide inoculation drive.

The active cases have further declined to 6,62,521. Also, 16,64,360 tests were conducted on Monday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 39,40,72,142.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,89,26,038, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.30 per cent, the data stated.

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