New Delhi: With more than 1.31 lakh new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, India on Friday reported the highest single-day spike ever, as per the latest data by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MohFW).The country has reported as many as 1,31,968 new Covid-19 cases, 61,899 discharges, and 780 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said. The new deaths pushed India's Covid-19 death toll to 1,67,642, while the total recoveries surged to 1,19,13,292.A total of 9,79,608 cases are currently active in the country, according to the health ministry.Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) today informed that a total of 25,40,41,584 samples have been tested for Covid-19 up to April 8. Of these 13,64,205 samples were tested yesterday.The Union Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities. "Our figures are being reconciled with the ICMR," the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.From April 2, the government started vaccinating all people above 45 years. India started its vaccination drive on January 16 with priority given to all healthcare and frontline workers in the first phase.