Tally nears 10 lakh mark; 606 fresh deaths, toll 24915
New Delhi, July 16: India recorded its highest ever single-day spike of 32,695 cases in the past 24 hrs that shot up the coronavirus tally to 9,68,876 on Thursday, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in its daily update.
The death toll went up to 24915, including 606 fatalities since Wednesday.
Out of the total cases, 6,12,814 have been cured, while 3,31,146 are currently active. In past 24 hours, 20,783 patients were declared cured, taking India’s recovery rate to 63.25 per cent.
Meanwhile, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research, a total of 1,27,39,490 samples have been tested for COVID till Wednesday.