India sees world’s biggest-ever single-day spike with over 3.14 lakh COVID cases

New Delhi: Leaving the United States of America behind, India recorded over 3.14 lakh fresh COVID-19 infections during the last 24 hours, which is the highest-ever single-day toll ever recorded in any country since the start of the pandemic last year.

As many as 3,14,835 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative caseload to 1,59,30,965, the Union health ministry said on Thursday morning.

In addition to this, 2,104 more people succumbed to the disease. The death toll due to the disease has now increased to 1,84,657.

A total of 1,78,841 people recuperated from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of recoveries has reached 1,34,54,880.

The active tally in the country has surpassed 22-lakh mark for the first time to stand at 22,91,428. The number was 21.57 lakh on Wednesday.

India has tested 27,27,05,103 samples for Covid-19 until now, said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Of these, 16,51,711 samples were tested on Wednesday.

The country has so far administered 13,23,30,644 anti-Covid jabs.