India records its highest ever single day spike till date

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Coronavirus in India
Coronavirus in India

New Delhi : India has registered its highest ever single day spike in coronavirus cases till date. According to Union health ministry update, the country recorded 75,760 new cases of Covid-19, which pushed the nationwide tally to over 3.31 million.

The total number of active cases in the nation stand at 7,25,991, while 25,23,771 patients have been discharged. India also recorded 1,023 fatalities in the last 24 hours which pushed the death toll to 60,472, according to health ministry data.

According to the health ministry, the recovery rate stands at 76%.

The record high recoveries have ensured that the number of active cases of Covid-19, which is the "actual caseload" of the country, comprises only 21.87 per cent of the total cases, it highlighted.

Rajesh Bhushan, Union health secretary, had said on Wednesday that the testing for the disease has been increased from 363 tests per million per day on August 1 to more than 600 tests per million per day at present, with India having tested nearly 3.7 crore cumulative Covid-19 samples so far.

On Wednesday, 67,151 people had tested positive for the infection.