As many as 2,293 new coronavirus cases have been reported in the last 24 hours from across the country, the highest in a single day so far.
With this the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the country reached to 37,336, the Union health ministry said on Saturday.
Despite this steep rise in the number of cases, the country’s recovery rate has jumped past the 26 per cent mark.
In the past one week, about 1,500 new cases were reported each day on an average.
Yet, the recovery rate of coronavirus patients has doubled in the past 14 days.
Health ministry data shows, a total of 9,950 people have been cured, and in the last 24 hours, 1,061, patients have recovered.
“This takes our total recovery rate to 26.65 per cent. The total number of confirmed cases is now 37,336. Since Friday, an increase of 2,293 has been noted in the number of Covid-19 confirmed cases in India,” a health ministry statement said.
Lav Agarwal, joint secretary at the Health Ministry, had said earlier this week that the recovery rate has improved from 13.06 per cent to above 25.19 per cent in the past 14 days.