Covid-19: India records 41,195 new cases and 490 deaths

New Delhi: With 41,195 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 3,20,77,706 today.

According to the Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s death toll climbed to 4,29,669 with 490 fresh fatalities.

The active cases increased to 3,87,987 and as many as 21,24,953 tests were conducted on Wednesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 48,73,70,196.

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.

 

NT Bureau