Covid-19: India records 9,419 new cases and 159 deaths

New Delhi: With 9,419 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 3,46,66,241 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 4,74,111 with 159 new fatalities.

The active cases have increased to 94,742. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,40,97,388.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 130.39 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 had crossed the grim milestone of two crore on 4 May and three crore on 23 June.


NT Bureau