India witnessed a record single-day jump of 64,399 new coronavirus patients on August 9. India has crossed 21 lakh cases, the Union Health Ministry said. Over 14.8 lakh patients have recovered so far, a total of 43,379 deaths have been logged. With the latest surge, the country's coronavirus count has reached 21,53,011 cases, which includes 6,28,747 active cases. India's recovery rate stood at 68.78 per cent on the morning of August 9. For the last five days, India, the third worst-hit country by the pandemic, has been recording a higher single-day jump in COVID-19 cases than the United States and Brazil, which have a higher caseload. On August 8, the US recorded 58,173 new cases taking its tally past five million. Brazil, meanwhile, recorded 49,970 new cases, which takes its coronavirus count past three million. The South American nation has logged 1,00,000 coronavirus deaths. India has recorded a jump of 1 lakh coronavirus cases in just two days. This is the third consecutive day that India recorded more than 60,000 new COVID-19 patients in 24 hours, the government data shows. Maharashtra, the worst-affected state in the country by the outbreak, on August 8 passed the 5 lakh-mark. As per government data, about 2.41 crore samples have been tested so far. Worldwide, over 1.96 crore coronavirus patients have been recorded since the beginning of the pandemic; 7.26 lakh have died.