India’s coronavirus tally surged to 10.38 lakh cases this morning after 34,884 new patients were registered in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said.

In the last 24 hours, 671 deaths linked to the highly contagious illness were reported, taking the COVID-19 death count to 26,273. The recovery rate stood at 62.93 per cent this morning. India is the third worst-hit country by the pandemic after the United States and Brazil.