India reported 2,76,070 new cases of the Novel Coronavirus in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the country to 2,57,72,400, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.
Besides, the country also saw 3,874 more fatalities due to the virus, pushing the toll to 2,87,122.
On a positive front, 3,69,077 people also recovered from the virus, taking the total number of such cases to 2,23,55,440.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 32,23,56,187 samples have been tested so far for coronavirus. Of these, record 20,55,010 were tested in the past one day.
At present, India has 31,29,878 active cases.
On Wednesday, India had registered 2,67,334 new Covid-19 cases and record 4,529 deaths.