Covid-19: India records 38,949 new cases and 542 deaths

New Delhi: With 38,949 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 3,10,26,829 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s death toll reached to 4,12,531 with 542 more fatalities.

The active cases have declined to 4,30,422 and comprise 1.39 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate stands at 97.28 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The Ministry said 19,55,910 tests were conducted on Thursday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 44,00,23,239, while the daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.99 per cent.

The number of people who have recovered from the disease has increased to 3,01,83,876, while the case fatality rate has risen to 1.33 per cent, the data stated.

The vaccine doses administered so far has reached 39.53 crore under the nationwide inoclation drive against Covid-19.

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 last year. 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 last year. India crossed two crore cases on 4 May and three crore cases on 23 June.

 

NT Bureau