New Delhi : India’s biggest single-day surge in coronavirus cases with 24,879 new infections reported in the last 24 hours has taken the country’s tally to 7,67,296 cases, the Union Health Ministry said this morning.
Around 4.76 lakh patients have recovered since the beginning of the pandemic; 21,129 deaths linked to the illness have been recorded, according to the official figures. In the last 24 hours, 487 COVID-19 patients died.
The country’s recovery rate stood at 62.08 per cent this morning. The average positivity rate – ratio of positive cases to the number of tests conducted – stood at 9.31 per cent.
India has the third highest number of coronavirus cases in the world after the United States (30,54,695) and Brazil (17,13,160).