New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 tally increased on Sunday to 74,94,552 after a spike of 61,871 cases in the past 24 hours, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said, as the nation hurtled towards a crucial state election.
According to the daily update, as many as 72,614 coronavirus patients were cured/discharged during the time-frame, taking to 65,97,209 the total number of recoveries.
With 1,033 COVID fatalities in past one day, the death toll, too, has spiked to 1,14,031, so far in the country.
The active caseload has further gone down by 11,776 since Saturday and is at 7,83,311 at present. In terms of percentage, the active cases are 10.45 per cent.
Recovery rate stands at 88.03 per cent, while the death rate is at 1.52 per cent.
According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 9,70,173 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking to 9,42,24,190 the total cumulative samples tested since the onset of the pandemic.
Maharashtra is the worst affected state in infection count as well as active cases.
Globally, the United States continues to remain the most-infected, followed by India and Brazil.