Covid-19: India records 35,342 new cases and 483 deaths

New Delhi: With 35,342 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 3,12,93,062 today.

According to the Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 4,19,470 with 483 new fatalities.

The number of active cases has declined to 4,05,513. Also, 16,68,561 tests to detect the infection were carried out on Thursday, taking the total number of such tests conducted so far in the country to 45,29,39,545.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 3,04,68,079, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, the data stated.

The cumulative number of Covid vaccine doses administered so far in the country has reached 42.34 crore.

India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August last year, 30-lakh mark on 23 August, 40-lakh mark on 5 September and 50-lakh mark on 16 September.

It went past 60 lakh on 28 September last year, 70 lakh on 11 October, 80 lakh on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20 November and the one-crore mark on 19 December.

India crossed the grim milestone of two crore Covid cases on 4 May this year and the three-crore mark on 23 June.

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


NT Bureau