Covid-19: India records 38,353 new cases and 497 deaths

New Delhi: With 38,353 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 3,20,36,511 today.

According to the Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the death toll has climbed to 4,29,179 with 497 fresh fatalities.

The active cases have declined to 3,86,351, the lowest in 140 days. As many as 17,77,962 tests were conducted on Tuesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 48,50,56,507.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,12,20,981 and cumulatively 51.90 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered under the nationwide vaccination drive.

India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August,2020, 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.

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


NT Bureau