India on Friday reported close to 21,000 new coronavirus cases. This is the first time that over 20,000 cases have been reported in a single day in the country. India's Covid tally jumped past 6.25 lakh with 20,903 cases and 379 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry data on Friday morning. The number of deaths due to the virus has gone up to 18,213. The only silver lining on the Covid cloud is the increasing recovery rate which is currently at over 60%. Almost 3.8 lakh people have recovered from the virus so far.