Covid-19: India records 43,733 new cases and 930 deaths

New Delhi: With 43,733 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 3,06,63,665 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the Covid-19 death toll climbed to 4,04,211 with 930 daily fatalities.

The active cases have further declined to, 4,59,920 and comprise 1.50 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 97.18 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Also, 19,07,216 tests were conducted on Tuesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 42,33,32,097.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.29 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for 16 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has declined to 2.39 per cent.

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 55th consecutive day.The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,97,99,534, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.32 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.


NT Bureau