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MOSCOW, April 17 -- India has registered 234,692 new COVID-19 cases within the past 24 hours, marking the largest daily increase since the start of the outbreak, Sputnik news agency citing Indian Health Ministry said on Saturday.
The total number of those who tested positive for the coronavirus in India has reached 14,526,609, according to the ministry.
Within the same period of time, the death toll has risen by 1,341 to 175,649 people. More than 12.67 million patients have recovered since the start of the epidemic, it added.