India records highest ever single day spike with 32,695 new COVID-19 cases
Of the 9,68,876 confirmed positive cases, 6,12,814 patients have been cured, the Union Health Ministry said.
India's total number of COVID-19 positive cases has surged to 9,68,876 with the highest ever single day spike of 32,695 new coronavirus cases, the Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Thursday.
Of the nationwide tally, 6,12,814 patients have been cured and active cases stand at 3,31,146 so far.
On Wednesday, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Minister of State (HRD) Sanjay Dhotre launched a low-cost COVID-19 test developed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.
According to the minister's statement on Twitter, the new test kit is the world's most affordable probe free RT-PCR based COVID-19 diagnostic kit.
Meanwhile in the Northeast, Manipur reported 28 new COVID-19 positive cases on Wednesday, taking the toll to 1,700 positive cases in the state. Of the new cases, one is a security personnel while three others are volunteers of the COVID-19 task force.
Assam has registered the highest number of Coronavirus positive cases in the region. On Thursday, the Government of Assam confirmed a total of 19,754 positive cases of COVID-19, including 12,888 recoveries, three migrations and 48 deaths in the state.