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India sees surge in Covid-19 cases; logs 17,135 fresh infections

New Delhi: With 17,135 new coronavirus infections reported in a day, India’s infection tally rose to 4,40,67,144, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Wednesday. The total active cases of Covid-19 in India have declined to 1,37,057, the health ministry data showed today. Yesterday, the registered active cases were 1,39,792. The Covid-19 death […]

Edited By : Mahipal | Updated: Dec 26, 2022 18:47 IST
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New Delhi: With 17,135 new coronavirus infections reported in a day, India’s infection tally rose to 4,40,67,144, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Wednesday. The total active cases of Covid-19 in India have declined to 1,37,057, the health ministry data showed today. Yesterday, the registered active cases were 1,39,792.

The Covid-19 death toll has climbed to 5,26,477 with 47 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated. In India, the first death due to the COVID pandemic was reported in March 2020. The daily positivity rate stood at 3.69%, while the weekly positivity rate was 4.67%.

According to the ministry, 204.84 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive. India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4, three crore on June 23 last year and four crore on January 25 this year.

 

First published on: Aug 03, 2022 11:58 AM IST

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