Covid-19: India records 15,981 new cases and 166 deaths

New Delhi: With 15,981 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 3,40,53,573 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 4,51,980 with 166 new fatalities.

The number of active Covid cases has declined to 2,01,632 and the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,33,99,961.

A total of 9,23,003 tests were conducted on Friday, taking the cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid in the country to 58,98,35,258.

Over 97.23 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered in the country till now 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