At least 64,469 people have now died after contracting Covid-19 in India since the pandemic began, more than any other country except the United States and Brazil.
Mexico had identified more novel coronavirus related-deaths than India until Sunday, when Indian authorities identified another 971 fatalities. Mexico’s death toll stood at 64,158 as of Sunday.
Cases have been skyrocketing in India in recent weeks, though that may be partially due to the high numbers of people being tested.
Indian authorities confirmed 78,512 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday — the fifth consecutive day the country has recorded more than 75,000 daily new cases, according to the Health Ministry. More than 3.6 million people have contracted the virus in India since the pandemic began.
As of Saturday, the country has tested more than 41.4 million people.
New Delhi surge: Authorities in the Indian capital recorded more than 2,000 positive Covid-19 tests on Sunday — the highest since July 10, authorities said.