Covid-19: India records 34,703 new cases and 553 deaths

New Delhi: With 34,703 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 3,06,19,932 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 4,03,281 with 553 daily fatalities.

The active cases have further declined to 4,64,357, the lowest in 101 days, and comprise 1.52 per cent of the total infections.

Also, 16,47,424 tests were conducted on Monday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 42,14,24,881, while the daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.11 per cent .

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,97,52,294, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.32 per cent, the data stated. Cumulative vaccine doses administered so far has reached 35.75 crore under Nationwide Vaccination Drive.

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.


NT Bureau