Covid-19: India records 21,257 new cases and 271 deaths

New Delhi: With 21,257 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 3,39,15,569 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 4,50,127 with 271 fresh fatalities.

The number of active cases declined to 2,40,221, the lowest in 205 days. Also, 13,85,706 tests were conducted on Thursday taking the total number of tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 58,00,43,190.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,32,25,221. The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive has crossed 93.17 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; 80 lakh on 29 October; 90 lakh on 20 November; and the one-crore mark on 19 December. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore Covid-19 cases 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