New Delhi: India has logged 1,45,384 fresh coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, the highest-ever single-day surge since the start of the pandemic, pushing the tally to 1,32,05,0926, the Ministry of health and Family Welfare said here on Saturday.
As many as 794 people succumbed during the same period taking the total fatalities so far to1,68,436, the data showed.
With active cases inching towards the 1-million mark, the country has emerged as the fourth-worst hit country.
Number of active coronavirus cases in the country has gone up to 10,46,631, accounting for 7.93 per cent of its total caseload, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 90.80 per cent.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 11,73,219 samples tests for the viral disease were conducted on Friday taking total tests till now to 25,52,14,80.