New Delhi: With nearly 90,000 fresh cases of coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, India on Saturday reported the highest single-day spike since October last year. The country has been recording an unabated spike in the Covid-19 cases for over three weeks.
According to the latest bulleting by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), a total of 89,129 new cases were reported in the country, pushing India's caseload to 1,23,92,260. The death toll has mounted to 1,64,110 after 714 more infected persons succumbed to the deadly virus.
The active cases have now increased to 6,58,909 comprising 5.32 per cent of the total infections, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 93.36 per cent. The number of people who have recovered from the disease surged to 1,15,69,241, while the case fatality rate stood at 1.32 per cent, the data stated.