Over 5,000 new cases in last 24 hours biggest one day spike in India.
The total number of coronavirus patients in India surged to 96,169.
According to the Union Health Ministry’s updated data on Monday, India saw 5,242 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours.
The death toll from the pandemic topped 3,000 as 157 fatalities were recorded on Sunday, the highest single-day death toll so far.
There were 56,316 active coronavirus patients in the country, according to ministry of health and family welfare. Nearly 30% of total COVID-19 patients, 36,824 people, were recovered so far.
The jump comes on a day the government released guidelines for the fourth phase of the countrywide lockdown, which will continue till May 31