Coronavirus one-day cases cross 30,000 mark for first time; India's tally over 9.68 lakh
Coronavirus daily cases in India for the first time crossed the mark of 30,000 on Thursday as a total of 32,695 people tested positive for the infection in the past 24 hours beginning 8 am, Wednesday, according to the latest data released by the Ministry of Health.
In the past 24 hours, 606 coronavirus positive people have succumbed to the deadly virus, pushing India's death toll due to Covid-19 infection to 25,915. With the latest figures released by the health ministry, coronavirus tally in India has climbed to 968,876.
The number of recoveries stood at 612,815, while there are 331,146 of the coronavirus infection at present in the country, the health ministry said.
The death toll in India stands at 24,915, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
Meanwhile, India's Covid-19 recovery rate rose to 63.24 percent on Wednesday, even as the country saw yet another record daily jump of over 32,000 cases, according to Union health ministry data.
The ministry said aggressive testing, timely diagnosis, and effective management of patients either through supervised home isolation or active medical attention in hospitals have led to a surge in recovered cases.
Maharashtra's Covid-19 cases have mounted to 275,640 while that of Delhi's have climbed to 116,993. Tamil Nadu, which has the second-highest coronavirus cases in the country, has recorded over 1.51 lakh Covid-19 cases.