Amid a worsening COVID-19 situation in the country, India reported the highest ever daily spike of coronavirus infections with over 2 lakh new cases and more than 1000 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry on Thursday.
As many as 200,739 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in India in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases has gone up to 14,074,564. In the last 24 hours, 10,38 COVID-related deaths were reported in the country taking the death toll to 1,73,123.
Registering a steady increase for the 36th day in a row, the active cases have increased to 14,71,877 comprising 10.46 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has dropped to 88.31 per cent.
The active caseload was at its lowest at 1, 35,926 on February 12 and it was at its highest at 10,17,754 on September 18, 2020. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,24,29,564, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.23 per cent, the data stated.