Covid-19: India records 51,667 new cases and 1,329 deaths

New Delhi: With 51,667 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 3,01,34,445.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 3,93,310 with 1,329 more people succumbing to the viral disease in a day.

The number of active cases has further declined to 6,12,868 and now comprises 2.03 per cent of the total infections. A net decline of 14,189 active cases has been recorded in a day, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Recoveries outnumbered daily new cases of Covid-19 for the 43rd consecutive day with the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surging to 2,91,28,267.

India administered 60.73 lakh vaccine doses in a day taking the cumulative number of jabs given so far under the nationwide inoculation drive to 30.79 crore, according to immunisation data published at 7 am.

Also, 17,35,781 tests were conducted on Wednesday for the detection of Covid-19, taking the total number of tests conducted so far in the country to 39,95,68,448.

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.

The Health Ministry has stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths reported so far have occurred due to comorbidities.

 

NT Bureau