56,282 Covid Cases In India In A Day, 904 Deaths; Total Cases 19,64,536

56,282 Covid Cases In India In A Day, 904 Deaths; Total Cases 19,64,536

India Coronavirus Cases: More than 900 patients died in the last 24 hours.New Delhi: A sharp surge of 56,282 new coronavirus patients in the last 24 hours took India's COVID-19 tally to 19,64,536 cases, the Union Health Ministry said this morning, adding that number of Covid-linked deaths have crossed 40,000.A total of 13,28,336 patients have recovered since the beginning of the pandemic, the government data shows. More than 900 Covid-19 patients have died since yesterday.While India's recovery rate stood at 67.61 per cent this morning, the positivity rate - that indicates the percentage of patients testing positive for the highly infectious illness - stood at 8.46 per cent.The country - third worst-affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic after the United States and Brazil - tested a record 6,64,949 samples in the last 24 hours, the government said.Over 2.21 crore samples have been tested so far in India, which has a population of about 130 crore people. A patient can be tested more than once until recovery.In the last 24 hours, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh were the five states that recorded the highest surge in Covid cases. Maharahstra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal reported the highest number of Covid-linked deaths. PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comWorldwide, the deaths linked to coronavirus have crossed 700,000. Several European countries and cities reimposed tighter restrictions, including a "wake-up week" in Greece and new face mask and quarantine rules elsewhere. Comments