India’s coronavirus infections reached a total of 7.76 million, with 54,366 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours, data from the federal health ministry showed on Friday.
As per Health Ministry data, the total death toll rose to 1,31,578 with 585 more fatalities in the last 24 hours, a jump of 24 per cent over the previous day's figure.
Some regions have closed nightclubs or limited the hours of inns and restaurants, but few measures have been implemented in Moscow, which is once again the epicenter of the surge.
India's coronavirus case load topped 7 million on Sunday and the country has added a million cases in just 13 days. It has the second-highest number of infections, behind the United States which is approaching the 8 million mark.
The Indian Capital, New Delhi, witnessed its highest single-day jump in virus cases as 6,725 persons were found positive in a 24-hour period, during which 59,540 tests were conducted — taking the positivity rate to 11.29%.
In a glimpse of the worsening crisis that lies ahead for the winner of the presidential election, cases and hospitalizations are setting records all around the country just as the holidays and winter approach.
Russian authorities have so far shunned imposing a second lockdown or shutting down businesses nationwide, insisting that the health care system is able to cope with the surge.
According to the Union Health Ministry's data India's coronavirus caseload went past 8.5 million. The Indian Capital, New Delhi, witnessed its highest single-day jump in virus cases as 7,745 persons were found positive in a 24-hour period.
Thursday is the 30th consecutive day when India reported less than 100,000 new coronavirus cases. The active cases have now come down below 500,000.