India has recorded a spike of over 9,000 coronavirus cases and 260 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry data released on Thursday morning. The total number of Covid-19 cases in the country have gone up to 2,16,919. The total number of fatalities from the virus have now crossed 6000. India has been witnessing a sharp spike in cases in the last one week as over 8000 new infections have been reported daily. Silver lining is that recovery rate has improved to over 48% and more than a lakh patients have recovered so far.