Covid-19: India records 15,823 new cases and 226 deaths

New Delhi: With 15,823 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 3,40,01,743 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 4,51,189 with 226 new fatalities.

The active cases have declined to 2,07,653. A total of 13,25,399 tests were conducted on Tuesday, taking the number of cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 58,63,63,442.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 33342901, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent.

Over 96.43 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

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