India’s confirmed coronavirus count touched 968,876 cases after reporting a new high of 32,695 cases in the past 24 hours on Wednesday. During the same time 606 deaths were recorded.
This is for the first time that the daily tally surpassed 30,000 infections.
India’s overall death toll climbed to 24,915. India’s positivity rate has also peaked to nearly 10%.
At least 612,814 people have recovered while 331,146 are currently undergoing treatment. India’s recovery rate stands at 63.25%.
The state of Maharashtra is India’s worst affected by the virus followed by Tamil Nadu and Delhi. Maharashtra has recorded 275,640 infections and 10,928 fatalities.
India is the world’s third worst hit country, lagging Brazil by over a million cases. United States and Brazil lead the charts with 3.61 million and 1.97 million infections respectively.
India has ramped up its testing capacity over the past few days. Close to a million tests were conducted in the past four days. However, epidemiologists fear that the worst was still to come.
Many states are going back into lockdown. The IT capital, Bengaluru along with three other neighbouring districts have imposed a week long lockdown. Pune, another industry hub has also shut down.
The state of Bihar, having a population of 124 million has imposed severe restrictions starting today until July 31.