India’s coronavirus case tally crossed the 35-lakh mark on Sunday with a spike of 78,760 new cases in the past 24 hours. A total of 78,760 new cases in a day is the highest single-day spike in the world. Coronavirus case tally in India now stands at 35,42,733, according to the health ministry.
India broke its own record of highest coronavirus cases reported in 24 hours for the third consecutive day. This is also the highest one-day spike in the world.
At the same time, the number of recoveries surged to 27,13,933 , pushing the recovery rate to 76.47 per cent, according to the data. Meanwhile, 948 people died due to coronavirus in the last 24 hours, pushing death toll to 63,498.
The total coronavirus cases in India include 7,65,302 active cases. The death toll due to the disease climbed to 62,550 with 1,021 people succumbing to it in a span of 24 hours, the health ministry’s data showed.
Meanwhile, India has so far tested 4,14,61,636 coronavirus samples for far. On Saturday, 10,55,027 samples were tested, according to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).