A single-day spike of 78,357 cases has push India's coronavirus tally to 37,69,523, the Union Health Ministry data this morning showed. The death count has risen to 66,333 with 1,045 more fatalities. 29,01,908 patients have recovered from the infection in the country, pushing the recovery rate to 76.98 per cent. Maharashtra remains the state hit hardest by the pandemic, with 8,08,306 COVID-19 cases, including 24,903 deaths. Maharashttra is followed by three southern states - Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. India is the country with the third-highest coronavirus caseload in the world after the United States and Brazil.