India reported 3.86 lakh new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending 8 am Friday, it’s the sharpest spike since the pandemic first gripped the country last year. With this, the total caseload rose to over 1.87 crores. Out of the total cases, over 31 lakh cases are currently active while over 1.53 crore people have recovered after testing positive. Meanwhile, with 3,498 deaths, the death toll surged to 2.08 lakh. The national capital on Thursday recorded 395 deaths due to coronavirus, the highest since the pandemic began a year ago, and 24,235 cases with a positivity rate of 32.82 percent, according to a bulletin issued by the city health department. This was the eighth day in a row that Delhi has recorded over 300 deaths due to COVID-19.