India witnessed another single-day record spike in coronavirus cases with over 77,000 new cases on Thursday. The data released by health ministry on Friday morning showed that country saw a spike of 77,266 cases that took the Covid tally closer to 34 lakh. Over 1,000 deaths have taken the Covid fatality count past the 61,000-mark. India has the third-highest number of virus infections in the world, after the United States and Brazil. Close to 26 lakh people have so far recovered from the infection in the country taking the recovery rate to 76.27 per cent.