Covid-19: India records 54,069 new cases and 1,321 deaths

New Delhi: With 54,069 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 3,00,82,778.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll rose to 3,91,981 with 1,321 new fatalities.

The number of active cases has declined to 6,27,057 and is 2.08 per cent of the total infections. The national Covid-19 recovery rate has also improved to 96.61 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of people who have recuperated from Covid-19 surged to 2,90,63,740, while the case fatality rate was at 1.30 per cent, it said.

On Wednesday, 18,59,469 tests were conducted in the country for the detection of Covid-19, taking the total number of tests carried out so far to 39,78,32,667.

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.

The country crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore total Covid-19 cases on 4 May this year and 3 crore on 23 June.


NT Bureau