India records 50,000 Covid-19 cases in a day


India has recorded 50,210 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours on Thursday, bringing the total cases to 8,364,086.

With 704 deaths since Wednesday morning, the total death toll in the country due to the pandemic reached 124,315, reports Xinhua.

This is after 12 days when over 50,000 COVID-19 cases have been detected in the country.

Still there are 527,962 active COVID-19 cases in the country, while 7,711,809 people have been successfully cured and discharged from hospitals so far.

Till Wednesday a total of 114,208,384 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the country, out of which 1,209,425 tests were conducted on Wednesday alone, revealed the data from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday.

The capital city Delhi has been witnessing a spurt in COVID-19 cases over the past few days. This is being termed as the third COVID-19 wave for Delhi. The total count of cases in the capital had crossed the 400,000-mark on Tuesday.