India reported 76,472 new coronavirus cases, slightly lower than the record-breaking numbers of the past couple of days, but extending a run that has made the country’s outbreak currently the world’s worst.
India has reported a total of 3.46 million cases during the pandemic, a tally that places it behind the United States and Brazil in terms of total caseload.
However, the South Asian country has reported higher single-day case rises than both those countries for almost two weeks.
India’s death toll rose by 1,021 to 62,550, data from the federal health ministry showed, even as local media reported that some nationwide restrictions on travel could be eased from next week.
The western Indian state of Maharashtra, home to India’s financial capital Mumbai, recorded 331 fatalities, the steepest single-day increase among all states over the past two days.