India records 78,512 new coronavirus cases and 971 deaths in 24 hours

India’s coronavirus tally keeps peaking as government relaxes curbs

India reported 78,512 new coronavirus cases on Monday, taking the total number of infections to 3.62 million. With 971 deaths in the past 24 hours, the total tally rose to 64,469.

On Sunday, India’s total of 78,761 new cases exceeded the previous global record of 77,299 in the United States on July 16.

India has been posting the highest single-day caseload in the world since August 7. The nation is fast catching up to the United States and Brazil in terms of total cases but it has a lower death rate.

Even though the number of infections have been rising authorities looked to open more sectors of the economy. At the same time authorities also blame opening of the economy for the peak in infections.

The central government has ordered reopening of metro train services, sports and religious events in a limited manner from September 7. Gatherings of with a maximum of a 100 people will be allowed from September 21.

However, schools and colleges will remain closed.