India reported a record daily increase of 261,500 COVID-19 infections over the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 14.8 million, health ministry data showed on Sunday.
India's daily COVID-19 cases jumped by a record 273,810 on Monday as the country's deaths from COVID-19 rose by a record 1,619 to reach a total of 178,769, according to health ministry data.
The infections reached a record of 184,372 in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed on Wednesday, as most of the south Asian nations battle a second surge in cases.
Daily infections hit 332,730 on Friday, up from 314,835 the previous day when India set a new record, surpassing one set by the United States in January of 297,430 new cases. The US tally has since fallen.
Total infections in the country stood at 26.3 million while the country's total death toll was at 295,525, according to data from the health ministry. India's overall tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 2,62,89,290 with 29,23,400 active cases and 2,95,525 deaths so far.
The latest surge of coronavirus infections in rural India has already taken a toll. Now heath experts are worried that over-the-counter medication, including steroids, can increase the prevalence of mucormycosis.
Another 4,454 deaths in 24 hours — the second-highest daily figure so far — took India's toll to 303,720. It has added the last 50,000 deaths in under two weeks, according to government figures.
The country's overall case load now stands at 26.95 million, while total fatalities are at 307,231, according to health ministry data, according to Reuters.
The country's total COVID-19 caseload now stands at 28.4 million, while total fatalities are at 337,989, according to data from the health ministry.