India's daily coronavirus cases rose by 329,942, while deaths from the disease rose by 3,876, according to the health ministry. India's total coronavirus infections are now at 22.99 million, while total fatalities rose to 249,992.
According to the health ministry a record number of people were killed by the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, pushing its overall death toll over a quarter million.
Deaths grew by 4,077, while infections rose by 311,170 - the smallest rise in daily cases in over three weeks, health ministry data showed on Sunday. Total infections have risen by over 2 million this week and deaths by nearly 28,000.
India's new coronavirus cases dipped marginally on Sunday but deaths due to the infection jumped by a record 3,689, with one more state going into lockdown as the nation's creaky healthcare system is unable to cope with a massive caseload.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said Wednesday that the health system in Australia’s most populous state is under pressure but is coping. The COVID-19 death toll has reached 76 in New South Wales since the outbreak of the delta variant was first detected in Sydney on June 16.
Authorities said on Saturday that this is the highest-ever vaccination achieved in a single day since the start of the vaccination drive, as the South Asian giant bolsters its defences for a predicted new surge.
The south Asian nation's tally of infections crossed 32 million, the second-highest worldwide after the United States. According to the government said in a statement overall deaths in the country increased by 497 overnight, pushing the tally to 429,179.
Nuwa Al Jafri, a young girl aged 4, has just achieved a milestone of reading maximum books in a record time and found her name in the Asia Book of Records and India Book of Record.
The 32-year-old drove pacer Hasan Ali to cover boundary to reach the milestone in the 151st innings of his 85th Test. He beat Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara's record of doing it in his 152nd innings, achieved against India in Colombo 12 years ago.