India records biggest 1-day jump in coronavirus cases, marginal improvement in recovery

India reported the highest one-day spike of 45,720 coronavirus cases and 1,129 deaths this morning with the recovery rate improving marginally to 63.18 percent. The positivity rate is 13.03 percent, government data shows.

The total number of cases has crossed 12 lakh now and stands at 12,38,635. So far 7,82,607 people have recovered, while 29,861 have died.

The highest number of samples were tested on Wednesday, with 3,50,823 samples collected. The total samples tested till now is over 1.5 crore, government data shows. Maharashtra has the highest number of coronavirus cases in India, followed by Tamil Nadu and Delhi. Maharashtra has been grappling with a shortage of life saving drugs like Remdesivir and Tocilizumab.

The state government says they are addressing the shortage and have been in touch with suppliers to boost supplies.