Indian health ministry has reported a massive increase in coronavirus cases, as it registered nearly 98,000 new infections.
The ministry reported 97,570 cases, the largest single day jump, and 1,201 deaths on September 12, 2020, thus taking the pandemic figures to more than 4.6 million cases.
With the new deaths, the figure in India stands at 77,472.
India has witnessed a massive record of more than 95,000 cases each of the last three days.
It currently has the highest number of new cases on a daily basis in the world.
The health ministry said that the gap between recovered and active cases was vastly increasing.
“The gap between recovered cases and active cases is progressively growing wide. More than 3/4 of total cases recovered and discharged. The active cases are only a small proportion of the total cases,” the ministry tweeted.
The country is ranked third globally in virus deaths, according to John Hopkins University.