India on Saturday became the third country, after the US and Brazil, to surpass 4 million coronavirus cases with a record 86,432 patients testing positive for COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours.
In another grim milestone, India overtook Brazil on Saturday as the country with the second-highest recorded cases of COVID-19 after the US.
The country added 86,432 cases of the virus, a global daily record, according to data from the union health ministry.
The number of deaths in India from the COVID-19 rose by more than 1,000 to 69,561 on Saturday.
Maharashtra recorded its highest-single day spurt in COVID-19 cases with 20,481 testing positive on Saturday and Karnataka reported 9,746 new COVID-19 cases.
Andhra Pradesh reported its second highest surge in daily cases with 10,825 patients testing positive on Saturday.
According to ministry, daily recoveries also crossed 70,000, taking the total number of those who have recuperated from the disease to 31,07,223.
At present, there are 8,46,395 active coronavirus cases in the country, which is 21.04 percent of the total caseload
the recovery rate has climbed to 77.23 percent and the COVID-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.73 percent in India.