Millennium Post (Kolkata)

India records 1,61,736 infections, 879 deaths in a day


NEW DELHI: A total of 1,61,736 new Coronaviru­s infections have been reported in a day pushing India’s tally of cases to 1,36,89,453, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate dropped further to 89.51 per cent, according to data updated by the Union Health ministry on Monday.

The death toll increased to 1,71,058 with 879 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. Registerin­g a steady increase for the 34th day in a row, the number of active cases rose to 12,64,698, or 9.24 per cent of the total infections.

The active caseload was at its lowest at 1,35,926 on February 12, 2021, and it was at its highest at 10,17,754 on September 18, 2020. The number of people who have recuperate­d from the disease surged to 1,22,53,697, while the case fatality rate has dropped further to 1.25 per cent, the data stated.

According to the ICMR, 25,92,07,108 samples have been tested up to April 12, of which 14,00,122 were done on Monday.

A total of 1,71,058 deaths have been reported in the country so far.

Covid graph continued to go up in Bengal as single-day infection reached 4,817 while the figure on Monday stood at 4,511. The number of active Covid cases, however, stands at 29,050. On

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