India recorded 86,432 new coronavirus cases on Friday, marking the country’s highest single-day jump in infections since the pandemic began, its health ministry said Saturday.
A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a patient for COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing.
Friday’s figure pushed India’s total number of cases past 4 million.
The total now stands at 4,023,179 infections — of which more than 3.1 million have recovered and 846,395 are still active.
The country’s virus-related death toll stands at 69,561.
This is the third consecutive day India has recorded more than 80,000 new cases.
Globally, it is the third worst-affected country after the United States and Brazil, which have 6.2 million and 4.09 million cases respectively, according to Johns Hopkins University.