The Latest: India reports biggest number of deaths with 904
NEW DELHI — India has recorded the biggest single-day fatalities of 904 in the past 24 hours as fresh coronavirus infections surged by another 56,282 cases to reach nearly 2 million.
The Health Ministry says the total fatalities touched 40,699. India has recorded 20,000 deaths in the past 30 days.
The ministry also said the recovery rate has improved to 67% from 63% over the last 14 days. Nearly 600,000 patients are still undergoing treatment.
The case fatality rate stands at 2.09%.
Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are the worst-hit Indian states.
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