New Delhi, April 19: India has reported 2,73,810 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike ever, pushing the country's overall Covid tally to 1.5 crore, according to the Health Ministry data released on Monday.
Meanwhile, a total of 1,619 people died of Covid in the last 24 hours, taking the country's death toll to 1,78,769 so far. The daily active cases tally rose to 19,29,329.
A total of 1,44,178 patients recovered in the same time span, taking the number of recoveries to 1,29,53,821 with a recovery rate of 86 per cent.
The Health Ministry said that a total of 13,56,133 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
So far, a total of 26,78,94,549 samples have been tested in the country.
According to the government data, a total of 12,30,007 people were also vaccinated in the same period, taking the total inoculation count to 12,38,52,566.