India recorded 26,506 new coronavirus cases Thursday — its largest single-day total to date, its health ministry announced Friday.
The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in India now stands at 793,802, with 21,604 deaths, according to the ministry.
So far, a total of 495,512 people have recovered from the virus.
Despite soaring cases, the health ministry insisted Thursday that there was no evidence of sustained community transmission of coronavirus across the country.
At a press briefing on Thursday, Rajesh Bhushan, a senior health ministry official, said that the spread of coronavirus cases is currently under control, with the number of recovered cases exceeding the number of active cases.