India added a new record of daily cases this Wednesday after seeing a further 78,000 positive cases in the last case, bringing the overall balance of infections due to the coronavirus pandemic to over 3.7 million, according to the U.S. agency Ministry of Health.
A total of 78,357 more cases have been recorded, the highest daily balance since the pandemic began, and there are already 3,769,523 infections in the country while the number of patients recovered has exceeded 2.9 million, which equates to 2.9 million that sets a recovery rate by almost 77 percent ahead.
On the other hand, there were an additional 1,045 deaths on the last day, bringing the death toll to 66,333 and a death rate of 1.76 percent. More than 44.3 million tests have been performed to date, including more than 101,000 on Tuesday.
The rate of infection has accelerated over the past month, largely due to the spread of the virus from large cities, which is now the epicenter of the pandemic, to rural areas home to 900 of its 1.3 billion people.
India exceeded 2 million cases on August 7th and 3 million on August 23rd. Experts believe the country could overtake Brazil as the world’s second hardest hit country in a few weeks and overtake the United States, the major focus of the pandemic with more than 6 million cases, in a few months.