Covid-19: India records 37,566 new cases and 907 deaths

New Delhi: With 37,566 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 3,03,16,897 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll rose to 3,97,637 with 907 daily fatalities.

According to the data published at 7 am, 32.90 crore cumulative vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

The number of active cases has further declined to 5,52,659, comprising 1.82 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 96.87 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed.

A net decline of 20,335 cases has been recorded in the Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Also, 17,68,008 tests were conducted on Monday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 40,81,39,287, while the daily positivity rate has declined to 2.12 per cent . It has been less than 5 per cent for 22 consecutive days, the Ministry said.

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 47th consecutive day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,93,66,601, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.31 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 one crore on 19 December. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on 4 May and 3 crore on 23 June.

 

NT Bureau