Record rise in India’s COVID-19 cases pulls down recovery rate to 62.93 percent

India’s coronavirus tally surged to 10.38 lakh cases on Saturday after 34,884 new patients were registered in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said. In the last 24 hours, 671 deaths linked to the highly contagious illness were reported, taking the COVID-19 death count to 26,273. The recovery rate stood at 62.93 percent this morning. On Friday the number of recovered cases stood at 635,756 and the recovery rate was 63.33 percent.

Maharashtra continues to report the highest number of cases, followed by Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Karnataka, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana.

India is the third country to record more than one million coronavirus cases, behind only the United States and Brazil.