India recorded over 63,000 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking its tally to 25.89 lakh cases, the Union Health Ministry said this morning.
The country- third worst-hit by the pandemic – has reported over 49,000 Covid-linked deaths so far.
India has been reporting the highest daily surge in caseload for the past 12 days, according to the World Health Organization data.
The United States and Brazil have a higher caseload than India.
About 18.62 lakh people have recovered so far; the recovery rate stood at 71.91 per cent this morning.
The positivity rate, which gives an indication of the prevalance of the disease, stood at 8.50 per cent.
Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh are the five states that recorded the highest number of cases in the last 24 hours, the government data shows.