India on Saturday reported over 24,000 coronavirus infections, taking the total number of cases to 6.73 lakh. Over 600 more fatalities also took the death toll past 19,200.
At least eight states independently reported their biggest spikes: Maharashtra (7,074 new infections), Karnataka (1,839), Assam (1,202), West Bengal (743), Rajasthan (480), Madhya Pradesh (307), Kerala (240), Goa (108).
Earlier on Saturday, the tally touched 6,48,315 with the biggest single-day increase of 22,771 cases, while the death count rose to 18,655.
With a steady rise, the number of recoveries stands at 3,94,226 and one patient has migrated. There are 2,35,433 active cases of coronavirus presently in the country at present. The centre said that the recovery rate has further improved to 60.80 percent.
This is the second consecutive day when coronavirus cases have increased by more than 20,000. There has been a surge of 4,57,780 COVID-19 cases from June 1 till date.