Covid-19: India records 27,254 new cases and 219 deaths

New Delhi: With 27,254 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 3,32,64,175 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s death toll climbed to 4,42,874 with 219 daily fatalities.

The active cases has declined to 3,74,269, which comprises 1.13 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.54 per cent, the Ministry said.

Also, 12,08,247 Covid-19 tests were conducted in the country on Sunday, taking the total of such examinations to 54,30,14,076.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,24,47,032, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent.

The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive has reached 74.38 crore, according to the Ministry.

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, 50 lakh on 16 September, 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October, 80 lakh on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20 November and the one-crore mark on 19 December.┬áThe country crossed the grim milestone of two crore cases on 4 May and three crore on 23 June.


NT Bureau