A spike has been registered in the number of new cases of coronavirus in the country. According to last 24 hours’ data, 43,509 new cases have been reported and 640 people have died due to coronavirus infection. The total number of deaths from COVID-19 has increased to 4,22,662 with the new figures. For the second consecutive day in Kerala, new cases of crossed 20,000. The number of active cases in the country has once again crossed the four lakh mark to reach 4,03,840. The recovery rate of COVID-19 in the country has gone up to 97.38% with 38,465 recoveries in the last 24 hours.