Covid-19: India records 31,382 new cases and 318 deaths

New Delhi: With 31,382 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 3,35,94,803 today.

According to the Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 4,46,368 with 318 fresh fatalities.

The active cases declined to 3,00,162, the lowest in 188 days, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.78 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the Ministry said.

As many as 15,65,696 tests were conducted on Thursday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 55,99,32,709.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,28,48,273 and the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 84.15 crore.

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