India added 31,923 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 3,563,421, while active cases fell to 3,01,640, the lowest in 187 days, data shows from the Union Health Ministry updates Thursday.
The death toll climbed to 4,460,050 with 282 new deaths, according to data updated at 8 a.m.
Active cases represent 0.90% of total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national recovery rate from COVID-19 was recorded at 97.77%, the highest since March 2020, the report said. ministry.
Congress demanded financial aid of 5 lakh for each coronavirus victim on Thursday after a new investigation and said the 50,000 amount pledged by the Center is a “cruel joke” as the crisis in the country is clearly “on the back” of the crisis. human origin “.
Congresswoman Supriya Shrinate said the Center had dragged its feet on compensation from day one and said her party leadership said there had to be proper and adequate compensation for coronavirus deaths.
“We demand compensation of ₹ 5 lakh for every life lost during Covid because the coronavirus in India is a man-made crisis,” she told reporters.
“The double talk and hypocrisy of the Modi government are visible to all,” said Ms. Shrinate, saying the Center could not get away with this “cruel joke” of 50,000 yen.