A doctor checks a child in a hospital in Bihar state. File
The Health Ministry on Sunday recorded nearly 64,000 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours for a total of 2,153,010. At least 628,747 patients are still undergoing treatment.
India also recorded 861 fatalities, driving the death toll to 43,379.
India has been posting an average of around 50,000 new cases a day since mid-June and has the third-highest caseload in the world after the United States and Brazil. It has the fifth-most deaths but its fatality rate of about 2% is far lower than the top two hardest-hit countries.
Even as India has maintained comparatively low mortality rates, the disease has spread widely across the country.
The tally of confirmed infections is 10.96 million, the second highest after the United States, with more than 156,000 deaths. But actual infections could range as high as 300 million, a government serological survey showed this month.
After President Duterte further relaxed quarantine restrictions and allowed more businesses to reopen, leaders of nearly 100 medical organisations held an online news conference and warned that the health system may collapse as many medical personnel fall ill or resign out of fear, fatigue or poor working conditions.
"Lots of new cases of COVID-19 infections in children are coming in this second wave and the numbers are much, much higher than they were earlier," Dr Krishan Chugh, head of the department of paediatrics at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, said.
In several states and territories across the vast nation of 1.3 billion people, fighter jets and transport aircraft in formations took part in low-flying aerial salutes to thank the country's so-called "corona warriors."
People who come in close contact with an infectious person, including health workers, family members and sexual partners, are at greater risk of infection.
With the monitoring of the first case of monkeypox in the country, the official stressed that all health authorities in the country are currently studying and evaluating the situation.
The announcement of the restructuring of the UAE Ministry of Education on Sunday, by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid .
Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb confirmed in a statement that there was no agreement between the federal government and the PTI. She said news of negotiations and an agreement between the government and PTI is "baseless."