As many as 96,551 new COVID-19 cases and 1,209 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, till Friday morning according to data from the Union Health Ministry. This is the highest single-day spike in cases. Reported active COVID-19 cases in India now stand at 9,43,480. As many as 35,42,663 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged so far, the Union Health Ministry has said in its latest update. The death toll in India due to the novel coronavirus pandemic has risen to 76,271, the Union Health Ministry has said.