New Delhi: India on Thursday registered the highest single-day of 83,883 fresh Coronavirus cases, pushing the total infections in the country to 38.53 lakh. Further, 1,043 deaths were reported within 24 hours. Also Read - Bigg Boss 13 Fame Himanshi Khurana Tests COVID-19 Positive After Participating In Farmers' Protest in Punjab

“COVID-19 case tally in the country stands at 38,53,407 including 8,15,538 active cases, 29,70,493 cured/discharged/migrated & 67,376 deaths,” the Health Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. Also Read - Uma Bhart Tests Positive For COVID-19, Urges Contacts to Get Tested

The number of patients recovering has also been on a steady rise over the past several months. The country today also registered over 60,000 recoveries for the seventh day in a row. The ministry said that 12 states and union territories like Andaman and Dui, Delhi, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Andaman and Nicobar, West Bengal, etc., have reported a recovery rate more than the national average. Also Read - Women's Dreams Most Affected by The COVID-19 pandemic

Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, alone account for around 30 per cent of the total recoveries.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 8,08,306 cases and 24,903 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh with 4,45,139 cases and 4,053 deaths. Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal, and Bihar come next.

According to the fresh data from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India conducted a record 11,72,179 tests in a single day on Wednesday, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 4,55,09,380.

On the global front, India still remains the third worst hit nation with the Covid-19 pandemic while the US and Brazil lead the board with 6,113,160 and 3,997,865 total cases, respectively.