The health ministry pointed out that India's fatality rate which is at 2.15% at present, has been the lowest since the first lockdown which was imposed on March 24.
The positivity rate - percentage of patients who have tested positive for coronavirus - stood at 8.57 per cent this morning.
With this latest spike, the total cases in the country stand at 16,38,871.
Maharashtra is the worst-affected by the pandemic with 4,31,719 cases, including 15,316 deaths as of Saturday, followed by Tamil Nadu, which has reported 2,51,738 infections and 4,034 deaths.
Andhra Pradesh is the eighth-largest state in India, and tenth-most populous state.
New cases of coronavirus infection in India have set a new record once again.
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In the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, the number of cases has more than doubled last month, according to the state government. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation at an emergency meet said that Covid-19 is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come.
Globally, there have been over 1.77 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. The number of deaths has risen to 3,963, health authorities said. 11 lakh 45 thousand 629 people have recovered and a foreigner has returned home after recovering.
At least 779 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in the country in the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 35,747.
So far, 36,511 people have died from Corona across the country.
At the same time, 5,65,103 infected patients are now being treated in the country.
On Wednesday, the government had released the guidelines for Unlock3, the third phase of lifting of coronavirus-related restrictions across the country. Today, the number of patients infected with Corona has crossed the figure of 17.5 million.