India’s new cases of the coronavirus infection reached a record high on Sunday, with the Union Health Ministry saying 28,637 new cases were identified in the 24 hours since 8 am on Saturday.
The total is now 8,49,553. This is the third consecutive day that COVID-19 cases in the country increased by more than 26,000.
India also witnessed 551 deaths during the last 24-hour period, taking the total number of death count to 22,674. With a steady rise, the number of recoveries stands at 5,34,621, the government said today.
Meanwhile, of around 8.2 lakh people who have tested positive for COVID-19 till now, around 5.15 lakh have recovered taking the recovery rate marginally higher than its previous day to 63 percent.
Five states – Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh – have contributed the maximum to the single-day spike.