India recorded its biggest single-day jump in coronavirus cases with 69,878 new patients registered in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said this morning. The latest spike takes the India’s tally to 29,75,701 cases. About 22.22 lakh people have recovered so far.
The country, third worst-hit by the pandemic after the United States and Brazil, has been reporting the highest number of daily Covid cases in the world for the last 18 days.
Across India, 55,794 Covid-linked deaths have been registered so far; 945 patients have died since yesterday, according to the official data.
The recovery rate stood at 74.69 per cent this morning; while the positivity rate – an indicator of the prevalance of the disease- stood at 6.82 per cent.
Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh are the five worst-affected states in India by the outbreak.