Union Health Ministry on Thursday said India saw another huge spike in the number of new coronavirus disease cases in the last 24 hours.According to the health ministry, the country recorded 69,652 fresh cases which pushed the tally to 28,36,925.
The number of active cases in the country are 6,86,395, while the number of those discharged from the hospitals stands at 20,96,664.
India also recorded 977 deaths in the last 24 hours, the number of fatalities reached 53,866.
The daily death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in India crossed the 1,000-mark for the third time in the last 10 days as the country reported 1,103 fatalities on Tuesday.
Before Tuesday, daily deaths in the country have crossed the 1,000-mark four times – 2,004 fatalities were recorded on June 16, 1,130 on July 22, 1,018 on August 9 and 1,010 on August 13.