India's tally crosses 40-lakh mark with spike of 86,432 cases

India's tally crosses 40-lakh mark with spike of 86,432 cases

India's coronavirus case tally crossed the 40-lakh mark on Saturday with a spike of 86,432 new cases in the past 24 hours. The coronavirus case tally in India now stands at 40,23,179 according to the health ministry.

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 coronavirus in the past 24 hours, pushing the recovery rate to 77.15 percent, according to the data. Meanwhile, 1089 people died due to coronavirus 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 % of patients are on ventilators, 2% in ICUs, and less than 3.5% on Oxygen support.