New Delhi: With a spike of 50,129 Covid-19 cases and 578 deaths in the last 24 hours, India’s overall infection tally and the death toll increased to 78,64,811 and 1,18,534, respectively, on Sunday, according to the Health Ministry.
Presently, there number of active cases stand at 6,68,154 after a decrease of 12,526 in the last 24 hours.
On the other hand, the total recoveries have reached 70,78,123, of which 62,077 were cured and discharged in last 24 hours, the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare revealed.
While the recovery rate stands at 90 per cent, the fatality rate is 1.51 per cent.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with a total of 16,38,961 cases and 43,152 deaths. It is followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
According to the data from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India conducted 11,40,905 sample tests on Saturday, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 10,25,23,469.