With 97,894 COVID-19 infections being reported on Wednesday, India's overall count on Thursday crossed 51 lakh, according to the recent data released by the Union Health Ministry. This is the highest number of cases recorded in a single day.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 40 lakh on Thursday, said the ministry.
The total coronavirus cases mounted to 51,18,253, while the death toll climbed to 83,198 with the virus claiming 1,132 lives within 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The total recoveries surged to 40,25,079 while the active cases of COVID-19 crossed 10 lakh for the first time.
The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to the coronavirus infection was recorded at 1.63 percent.
There are 10,09,976 active cases of COVID-19 in the country which comprises 19.73 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.
Maharashtra remains the worst affected state by the pandemic with a tally of over 10.7 lakh cases. More than 37 per cent of cumulative deaths reported so far in the country are from the western state.
While Maharashtra has 2,97,506 active cases, the highest in the country, Karnataka with 1,01,645 cases, Uttar Pradesh (96,7002), Andhra Pradesh (90,279) and Delhi (30,914) are also on the list. Maharashtra along with Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka are currently contributing 49 per cent to India's total active cases and 52 per cent of total deaths.