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People wearing face masks cross a bridge with their cycles in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Several Indian states imposed weekend curfews and locked down high-risk areas as the number of coronavirus cases surged past 900,000 on Tuesday. Image Credit: AP

New Delhi: India saw a record single-day jump of 29,429 COVID-19 cases pushing its tally to 936,181 on Wednesday, while the death toll climbed to 24,309 with 582 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

This is the fourth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 28,000.

The number of recoveries stands at 592,031, while there are 319,840 active cases of coronavirus infection presently in the country, the updated data at 8am showed.

“Thus, around 63.24 per cent of patients have recovered so far,” an official said.

The total number of confirmed cases include foreigners.

Of the 582 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, 213 are from Maharashtra, 85 from Karnataka, 67 from Tamil Nadu, 43 from Andhra Pradesh, 35 from Delhi, 28 from Uttar Pradesh, 24 from West Bengal, 14 each from Bihar and Gujarat, 10 each from Madhya Pradesh and Telangana.

Punjab has reported nine fatalities followed by Jammu and Kashmir with eight, Assam, Haryana and Odisha four each, Jharkhand three, Chandigarh two while Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Kerala and Uttarakhand have one death each.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 12,412,664 samples have been tested up to July 14 with 320,161 samples being tested on Tuesday.

Of the total 24,309 deaths reported so far, Maharashtra accounted for the highest 10,695 fatalities followed by Delhi with 3,446 deaths, Gujarat 2,069, Tamil Nadu 2,099, Uttar Pradesh 983, West Bengal 980, Karnataka 842, Madhya Pradesh 673 and Rajasthan 525.