Covid-19: India records 14,623 new cases and 197 deaths

New Delhi: With 14,623 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 3,41,08,996 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 4,52,651 with 197 fresh fatalities.

The active cases declined to 1,78,098, the lowest in 229 days. The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 26 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 115 consecutive days now.

As many as 13,23,702 tests were conducted on Tuesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 59,44,29,890.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,34,78,247, while 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 99.12 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