In a departure from the recent trend which saw India’s daily infections falling below 50,000, the country in the last 24 hours registered 50,210 fresh cases, health ministry data on Thursday revealed. On Wednesday, 46,253 fresh cases were registered and on Tuesday, the number was 38,310. The rise in the number of daily infections indicates that the spread of the infection is unabated amid the festive season, but as the number of recoveries is going up, the number of active cases remain under 5 lakh. At present, the number of active Covid-19 cases in the country is 5,27,962 which is lower than Wednesday’s number of active cases 5,33,787. Though over 50,000 new cases have been added in the last 24 hours, over 55,000 people have been discharged as well. A total of 704 deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours. The total tally now stands at 83,64,086. The number of new infections reported in the last 24 hours registers an 8.5 per cent jump from Wednesday’s figures and a 31 per cent jump in comparison with Tuesday’s figures — lowest in the recent past. According to Wednesday’s data, Kerala, Delhi, Maharashtra and West Bengal are reporting the maximum number of new Covid-19 cases.