Covid-19: India records 16,326 new cases and 666 deaths

New Delhi: With 16,326 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 3,41,59,562 today.

According to the Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll has climbed to 4,53,708 with 666 daily fatalities.

The active Covid-19 cases have declined to 1,73,728— the lowest in 233 days. Also, 13,64,681 tests were conducted on Friday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 59,84,31,162 .

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,35,32,126, 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 101.30 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.

 

NT Bureau