India has recorded its highest single-day jump of nearly 17, 296 COVID-19 cases to take the total to 4,90,401, according to health ministry data on Friday morning. 407 new deaths were also reported
The total tally includes 1,89,463 active cases,2,85,637cured/discharged/migrated & 15301 deaths,
Consequently, India has added more than 1 lakh cases since June 20, and close to 3 lakh cases this month alone since June 1.
However, the recovery rate has improved to 57.43 per cent, according to the Health ministry. On Thursday, the ministry said there are 33.39 COVID-19 cases in India for every one lakh population, as against the global average of 114.67.
Also, the country has 1.06 deaths per lakh population, which is amongst the lowest in the world and the global average is 6.24, it added.