The Indian government has confirmed a total of 24,850 new cases of coronavirus nationwide in the past 24 hours, a new daily record for infections caused by the disease.
Overall, there is evidence of 673,165 infections and 19,268 deaths after 613 new deaths in the past few hours, according to the balance collected by the Hindustan Times. Maharashtra is the most affected state with 200,064 Covid-19 cases and 8,671 deaths.
This Sunday is the third day in a row that cases of coronavirus disease across the country have increased by more than 20,000, the fourth in the global record by number of cases after the United States, Brazil and Russia.
The Narendra Modi government imposed the largest prison sentence ordered by this pandemic on March 25, affecting the country’s 1.3 billion residents. When the number of cases reached less than half a thousand, the prime minister made a symbolic speech to citizens’ cooperation to “save India”.