India’s total tally of Covid-19 cases crossed 1.50 crore with a record single-day rise of 2,73,810 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases surpassed the 19-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday (Apr 19).
The total tally of Covid-19 cases mounted to 1,50,61,919 and the death toll increased to 1,78,769 with a record 1,619 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 a.m. showed.
Registering a steady increase for the 40th day in a row, the active cases have increased to 19,29,329 comprising 12.81 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has dropped to 86 per cent. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,29,53,821, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.19 per cent, the data stated.
India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on Aug 7, 30 lakh on Aug 23, 40 lakh on Sep 5 and 50 lakh on Sep 16. It went past 60 lakh on Sep 28, 70 lakh on Oct 11, crossed 80 lakh on Oct 29, 90 lakh on Nov 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on Dec 19.
According to the ICMR, 26,78,94,549 samples have been tested up to Apr 18 with 13,56,133 samples being tested on Sunday.