Covid-19: India records 35,178 new cases and 440 deaths

New Delhi: With 35,178 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 3,22,85,857 today.

According to the Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s death toll climbed to 4,32,519 with 440 fresh fatalities.

The active cases declined to 3,67,415, the lowest in 148 days. As many as 17,97,559 tests were conducted on Tuesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 49,84,27,083.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,14,85,923. Cumulatively, 56.06 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered under the nationwide vaccination drive so far.

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