India reported more than 60,000 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day rise since October last year, taking the country’s infection tally to 11,908,910. Overall, India recorded 62,258 new Covid-19 cases in the preceding 24 hours, the Union ministry of health and family welfare’s (MoHFW) dashboard showed on Saturday morning.
Nearly 300 more lives were lost to the viral disease in this period, with 291 related fatalities taking the death toll to 161,240, the ministry’s dashboard showed. Recoveries rose to 11,295,023, with 30,386 more patients being discharged, though the recovery rate ‘dropped’ slightly to 94.85%. Active caseload, meanwhile, witnessed a rise of 31,581 fresh cases, reaching 452,647.