India records biggest single-day
spike with 386,452 new
India saw 3,86,452 new coronavirus infections in a span of 24
hours, the highest single-day rise so far, pushing the total tally of
COVID-19 cases to 1,87,62,976, while active cases crossed the
31-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data
updated on Friday.
The death toll increased to 2,08,330 with 3,498 new fatalities, the
data updated at 8 am showed.
Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to
31,70,228 comprising 16.90 per cent of the total infections, while
the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further dropped to
81.99 per cent.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease
surged to 1, 53,84,418. The case fatality rate stands at 1.11 per
cent, 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. India
crossed the grim milestone of 1.50 crore on April 19. Read More