Covid-19: India records 2,68,833 new cases and 402 deaths

New Delhi: With 2,68,833 fresh infections, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 3,68,50,962 today. Also, the Omicron variant tally has touched 6,041.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the country’s Covid-19 death toll has climbed to 4,85,752 with 402 new deaths.

The active Coronavirus cases have increased to 14,17,820, the highest in around 223 days. The total number of people who have recuperated from the disease so far has risen to 3,49,47,390. The cumulative Covid vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 156.02 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. The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore on 4 May last year and three crore on 23 June, 2021.

The Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.


NT Bureau