India's COVID-19 tally crossed 5 lakh on Saturday with record single-day surge of 18,552 cases, according to data from the Health Ministry.
The COVID-19 caseload zoomed to 5,08,953 while the death toll rose to 15,685 with 384 new fatalities being reported in the last 24 hours.
India currently has 1,97,387 active cases of Covid-19. So far, 2,95,880 have recovered or been discharged.
"Thus, around 58.13 per cent patients have recovered so far," an official said.
The total number of confirmed cases include foreigners.
Of the 384 new deaths reported till Saturday morning, 175 were in Maharashtra, 63 in Delhi, 46 in Tamil Nadu, 19 in Uttar Pradesh, 18 in Gujarat, 13 in Haryana, 12 in Andhra Pradesh, 10 each in West Bengal and Karnataka, seven in Telangana, four in Madhya Pradesh, two in Punjab, one each in Jammu and Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.
(With PTI inputs)
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