With a spike of 86,432 new cases in the past 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 case tally crossed the 40-lakh mark on Saturday.
Coronavirus case tally in India now stands at 40,23,179 the union health ministry informed.
It may be mentioned here that India broke its own record of highest coronavirus cases reported in 24 hours.
This is also the highest one-day spike in the world.
At the same time, the number of recoveries surged to 31,07,223, with over 70,000 new cases treated of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, pushing the recovery rate to 77.15 per cent, the health ministry added.
Meanwhile, 1089 people died due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, pushing the death toll to 69,561.
The total coronavirus cases in India include 8,46,395 active cases.
Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that of the total active cases, less than 0.5 per cent patients are on ventilators, 2 per cent in ICUs and less than 3.5 per cent on Oxygen support.