New Delhi: With highest single-day spike of 86,432 cases, India’s tally of novel coronavirus infection surpassed the 40-lakh mark on Saturday. The death toll, on the other hand, inched towards 70,000 after 1,089 people succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours.
Out of total 40,23,179 confirmed cases, 8,46,395 are the active cases, while a total of 31,07,223 have recovered from the virus so far. The recovery rate has increased to 77.15 per cent.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 8,43,844 cases and 25,586 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh with 4,65,730 cases and 4,200 deaths. Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal, and Bihar come next.