A record single-day spike of 86,432 cases has pushed India's coronavirus tally past the 40-lakh mark, the Union Health Ministry data this morning showed. The total number of cases now stand at 40,23,179, which is few cases behind Brazil, the world's second worst affected nation after the United States. The South American country, which has reported 40,91,801 so far, has been showing initial signs of easing in the spread of the virus, news agency Reuters reported. India witnessed 1,089 Covid-related deaths during the 24-hour period taking the total death count to 69,561. About 31 lakh patients have recovered from the infection in the country, pushing the recovery rate to 77.2 per cent.