India's COVID-19 case tally crossed 5.4 million mark yesterday, with a spike of 92,605 new cases and 1,133 deaths, according to health and family affairs ministry data. India also overtook the United States to become the top country in terms of COVID-19 recoveries, accounting for 19 per cent of the world's total.
The rise in COVID-19 cases has taken the tally to 5,400,620, including 1,010,824 active cases, 4,303,044 recoveries and 86,752 deaths.
The active cases stand at 18.72 per cent of the total COVID-19 case tally, while recoveries account for 79.68 per cent cases and deaths account for 1.61 per cent cases.
The top five states with the maximum caseload are Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. They also account for the highest recoveries in India, said the government data.
India is the second worst-hit country in terms of number of cases after the US and at the third spot after US and Brazil in terms of fatalities. India is also the second country to record over 5 million cases after the US.