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India records biggest spike of 62,000 new cases, total reaches 20.27 lakh

India’s COVID-19 tally reached 19,64,537 today, with 56,282 cases being reported in a day. Recoveries rose to 13,28,336 including 46,121 in past 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

There are 5,95,501 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country presently while the recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has gone up to 67.19%.

India logged more than 20 Lakh coronavirus cases on Friday, with the countrywide figure standing at 20,27,074. The country is behind Brazil, which has more than 2.9 million cases and the US, which is leading the list of nations hit worst by the pandemic, with close to 5 million cases.

A sharp surge of 62,538 new coronavirus patients in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said this morning, adding that number of Covid-linked deaths have crossed 41,000. 

A total of 13,78,105 patients have recovered since the beginning of the pandemic, the government data shows. More than 850 Covid-19 patients have died since yesterday. While India’s recovery rate stood at 67.98 per cent this morning, the positivity rate – that indicates the percentage of patients testing positive for the highly infectious illness – stood at 10.88 per cent.

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