India registers highest one-day jump in COVID cases, tally crosses 20-lakh mark

New Delhi: India on Friday reported the highest single-day spike of 62,538 COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hours, raising the total tally to 20,27,075.
The tally includes 6,07,384 active cases and 13,78,105 cured/discharged/migrated.
This is the ninth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 50,000.
The total recoveries have jumped to 13,78,105 with recovery of 49,769 patients in the past 24 hours,
according to the Union Health Ministry data.
Total 886 patients succumbed to the virus in the past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to 41,585.
There are 6,07,384 active cases of Novel Coronavirus infection in the country presently, while the recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has gone up to a new high of 68 per cent.
The active cases witnessed a surge of 11,883 cases.
While the recovery rate is at a record high of 68 per cent, the Case Fatality Rate has touched a new low of 2.05 per cent, thus ensuring low mortality among the COVID-19 patients. These two in tandem have enabled a higher and rising difference – more than 7.7 lakh – between the number of recovered patients and active cases in India.
The total recoveries have jumped to 13,78,105 with recovery of 49,769 patients in the past 24 hours, an official statement here said.
As 6,39,042 samples were tested on Thursday, the national positivity rate was recorded at 9.78 per cent.
Till now, 2,27,88,393 samples have been tested for COVID, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research.
The worst-hit Maharashtra recorded its biggest single-day spike of 11,514 Coronavirus cases. It’s tally now stands at 4,79,779. Andhra Pradesh is inching closer to the two lakh mark. It has added over 10,000 fresh cases for the second consecutive day.
The National Capital added 1,299 new cases to its tally of 1,41,531 cases. Total 15 people succumbed in the past 24 hours.
As the cases surpassed the 20 lakh-mark, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed the Centre, saying that the government is missing [in these crucial times]. “The 20 lakh-mark has been crossed, the Modi government is missing,” Mr Gandhi tweeted in Hindi.