According to the Union health ministry, the country recorded 1,31,968 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. With this fresh surge, the total number of infections has reached 1,30,60,542.
Currently, there are 9,79,608 active cases in the country.
As many as 61,899 people were discharged or recovered on Thursday taking the total number of recoveries to 1,19,13,292.
The previous high was recorded on Thursday when the country reported 1,26,789 fresh Covid positive cases in a single day. This is the fourth day when India reported more than 1 lakh cases in a single day.
For the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, India had recorded more than a lakh cases on April 5 in a single day.
With 780 new Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours, the toll in the country has mounted to 1,67,642.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 13,64,205 samples were tested for COVID-19 infection on Thursday. With this, the total samples tested in the country reached 25,40,41,584.
As many as 9,43,34,262 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in the country so far.
With an overall tally at 13.06 million, India’s overall caseload was the third-highest globally, behind the United States and Brazil.