India registers record 3,79,257 COVID-19 cases, 3,645 deaths in a day

New Delhi: India saw a record single day rise of 3,79,257 new coronavirus infections pushing the overall count to 1,83,76,524, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Thursday.

The toll increased to 2,04,832 with a record 3,645 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.11 percent.

Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 30,84,814 comprising 16.79 percent of the total infections.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1, 50, 86,878. With this, the national recovery rate has further dropped to 82.10 percent.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 30 lakh on 23 August, 40 lakh on 5 September and 50 lakh on 16 September.

It went past 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October, crossed 80 lakh on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20 November and surpassed the one-crore mark on 19 December. India crossed the grim milestone of 1.50 crore on 19 April, 2021.

According to the ICMR, 28,44,71,979 COVID-19 samples have been tested up to 28 April with 17,68,190 samples being tested on Wednesday alone.