Covid-19: India records 45,951 new cases and 817 deaths

New Delhi: With 45,951 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 3,03,62,848 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll rose to 3,98,454 with 817 fresh fatalities.

Cumulatively 33.28 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

As many as 19,60,757 tests were conducted on Tuesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 41,01,00,044 while the daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.34 per cent.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,94,27,330 and 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 the one-crore mark on 19 December. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on 4 May and three crore on 23 June.

The Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.


NT Bureau