Covid-19: India records 38,164 new cases and 499 deaths

New Delhi: With 38,164 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 3,11,44,229 today.

According to the Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 4,14,108 with 499 fresh fatalities.

The active cases have declined to 4,21,665. Also, 14,63,593 tests were conducted on Sunday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 44,54,22,256.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,03,08,456.

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.

Cumulative vaccine doses administered so far has reached 40.64 crore under the nationwide vaccination drive.

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


NT Bureau