India sees 16,577 new Covid-19 cases, 120 deaths
A total of 16,577 infections were reported in a day in India taking the country's total tally of Covid-19 cases to 1,10,63,491, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.
The death toll increased to 1,56,825 with 120 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 9 am showed.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,07,50,680 which translates to a national Covid-19 recovery rate of 97.21 per cent and the case fatality rate stands at 1.42 per cent.
The active caseload increased to 1,55,986 which comprises 1.37 per cent of the total infections, the data stated.
India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 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.
(With PTI inputs)