India sees 45% jump in Covid cases, reports 17,073 infections

New Delhi: India on Monday witnessed another jump in the daily Covid cases as the country reported 17,073 infections in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Today’s fresh Covid cases are exponentially higher than yesterday, 45% more to be precise. The death toll climbed to 5,25,020 with 21 fresh fatalities, data updated at 8 am by the ministry stated.

The active cases increased to 94,420, comprising 0.22% of the total infections. According to the health ministry, 15,208 patients recuperated from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the total recoveries to 4,27,87,606 (4 crore 27 lakh 87 thousand 6 hundred and 6). The national recovery rate now stands at 98.57 per cent.

According to the ministry, 197.11 crore doses of vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 inoculation 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. The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore cases on May 4, 2021, three crore on June 23 and four crore cases on January 25 this year.

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