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India reports highest-ever 24-hour surge in COVID-19 cases and a record-high daily death toll

A health worker walks inside the Commonwealth Games stadium temporarily converted into a COVID-19 care center in New Delhi, India. Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images

By Swati Gupta, New Delhi, May 6 (CNN) - India reported 412,262 new Covid-19 cases Thursday, a new single-day record, according to a CNN tally compiled from figures released by the Indian Health Ministry.

To date, authorities have identified 21,077,410 cases of coronavirus.

The country also reported 3,980 Covid-19 related deaths on Thursday, another new single-day record. It was the ninth consecutive day that the number of fatalities identified in a 24-hour period exceeded 3,000.

To date, 230,168 who have contracted the virus in India have died.

India is in the midst of a severe second wave of cases. In the past 30 days, the country has recorded 8.3 million cases. Since April 22, more than 300,000 cases have been added every day.