In grim development on Sunday, the number of global Covid-19 cases surged past 9.8 million with a single-day spike of 189,077 cases. According to the World Health Organisation, it was the highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.
"Today, we report a record number of new cases in the last 24 hours globally (189,077 cases), with several countries reporting their highest number of new cases in a 24-hour period," the WHO said in its daily statistical bulletin.
India was also among the list of countries that recorded the highest number of cases. As per the health ministry's data, there are 548,318 cases of coronavirus infections in the country while the number of people succumbing to the disease stood at 16,475 with 380 new deaths.
In Delhi, among the worst-hit states, the number has risen to 83,077 including 27,847 active cases.
Last week saw things stabilising-recovery rate has increased to 62%, today more patients are recovering in Delhi than those who are falling ill, number of deaths are coming down, positivity rate is decreasing rapidly, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said on Sunday.