New Delhi: COVID-19 cases in India crossed the 30,000 mark in a single day for the first time pushing its tally to 9,68,876 on Thursday, while the death toll climbed to 24,915 with 606 people succumbing to the disease, according to the Union health ministry data.

The country reported the highest single-day spike of 32,695 COVID-19 cases and 606 deaths reported in the last 24 hours in India.

Total positive cases stand at 9,68,876 including 3,31,146 active cases, 6,12,815 cured/discharged/migrated and 24,915 deaths, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare.

The total number of confirmed cases includes foreigners.

Of the 606 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, 233 are from Maharashtra, 86 from Karnataka, 68 from Tamil Nadu, 44 from Andhra Pradesh, 41 from Delhi, 29 from Uttar Pradesh, 20 from West Bengal, 11 each from Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana, 10 from Gujarat and 9 from Madhya Pradesh.

1,27,39,490 samples tested for COVID-19 till 15th July, of these 3,26,826 samples were tested yesterday, said Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has increased to 63.24%. The recoveries/deaths ratio is 96.09%:3.91% now, as per health update.