New Delhi:

 India's COVID-19 tally went past 23 lakh on Wednesday, with a single day increase of?60,963 cases, while the recoveries surged to?16,39,599, according to the Union Health Ministry data.?

The total coronavirus cases in the country have mounted to 23,29,638,?while the death toll?climbed to 46,091 with 834 new fatalities being reported in a span of 24 hours,the data updated at 8 am showed.

India had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7

There are 6,43,948 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country presently which comprise 27.64 per cent of the total caseload.The gap between the active and recovered cases is now 995,651.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 2,60,15,297 samples have been tested up to August 11 with 7,33,449 samples being tested on Tuesday.

There have been 633,650 cases in the 12 days and at least 58,000 cases on an average over the past week every day — the highest in the world. The death toll stands at 46,091.

India’s rate of recovery has improved to 70.37% as 1,639,599 people, 56,110 in the last 24 hours, have been discharged from hospitals so far. “The TEST, TRACK, TREAT strategy showing desired result- early identification and prompt isolation/hospitalisation aiding exponential growth in recoveries,” the ministry tweeted on Wednesday.