India Kolkata healthcare worker swab
A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) takes a swab from a woman to test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kolkata, India, July 23, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters

New Delhi: With the highest-ever single-day spike of 45,720 cases, India’s COVID-19 tally crossed 1.2 million on Thursday. The death toll mounted to 29,861 with a record 1,129 fatalities in a day, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The country crossed the 1.2-million mark just three days after it crossed 1.1 million.

The coronavirus caseload in the country surged to 1,238,635, while 782,606 people have recovered so far in the country, the data updated at 8 am showed.

There are 426,167 active cases of coronavirus infection presently in the country.

Thus 63.18 per cent people have recovered so far.

The total number of confirmed cases includes foreigners.

Of the 1,129 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, 518 are from Tamil Nadu, 280 from Maharashtra, 65 from Andhra Pradesh, 55 from Karnataka, 39 from West Bengal, 34 from Uttar Pradesh, 29 from Delhi, 28 from Gujarat, 14 from Madhya Pradesh and 10 from Jammu and Kashmir.