The total coronavirus cases in India today rose to 6,97,413 after 24,248 fresh cases were reported in past 24 hours. Recoveries jumped to 4,24,432, including 15,350 patients declared cured in past 24 hours.
According to figures released by the health ministry, currently there are 2,53,287 active coronavirus cases in the country.
So far, there are 1,71,145 more recovered patients than COVID-19 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 60.85%.
The death toll from coronavirus has risen to 19,693, including 425 fatalities in 24 hours
The Union Health Ministry reported 24,248 cases and 425 deaths in the last 24 hours.
The fresh cases and deaths have pushed the total cases in the country to 6,97,413 and the death count to 19,693. The sharp rise comes as Delhi started treating patients at a 10,000-bed COVID care centre.
Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases, followed by Tamil, Delhi, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. The recovery rate stands at 60.85 per cent, with 4,24,433 patients across the country having recovering from the highly contagious disease.