A total of 97,894 new COVID-19 cases were reported in India in the last 24 hours, pushing the country’s overall tally to 51,18,253, the union health ministry informed on Thursday.
According to the union health ministry update, the number of active cases crossed the million mark and currently stand at 10,09,976.
So far 40,25,079 patients have been discharged from hospitals.
There were 1,132 new COVID-19 fatalities in the same period, taking the death toll to 83,198.
It may be mentioned here that despite high numbers of new cases, on Wednesday, a record 82,961 new COVID-19 recoveries were reported pushing the overall figures close to 39.5 lakh.
The recovery rate has further improved to 78.53 per cent, the health ministry said.