New Delhi: India has once again seen a record daily rise in coronavirus cases with 77,266 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total count to 33,87,500, according to data from the Union Health Ministry this morning.
An additional 1,057 new deaths brought the overall death count to 61,529.
India has the third-highest number of virus infections in the world, after the United States and Brazil.
25,83,948 patients have recovered from the infection in the country, taking the recovery rate to 76.27 per cent. Maharashtra remains the hardest-hit state in the pandemic, accounting for 7,33,568 cases.
The coronavirus pandemic has killed over 8.31 lakh people globally since it emerged in China late last year. Over 2.44 crore people have been infected with the novel coronavirus.
The US is by far the hardest-hit country in the world in terms of both number of cases and deaths. The country passed the grim milestone of 1,80,000 coronavirus deaths on Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University’s real-time tracker.