For the third day in a row, the number of COVID-19 recoveries in a 24-hour span saw another record high. With 34,602 patients having recovered in last 24 hours, the recovery rate climbed to 63.45%, the Union health ministry said on Friday. The case fatality rate has further declined to 2.38%, it said. According to data updated at 8 am, the total recoveries have climbed to 8,17,208, while there are 4,40,135 active cases of coronavirus in the country at present. India also saw a record single-day spike of 49,310 cases while the death-toll mounted to 30,601 with 740 new fatalities.