India reported 40,425 new cases of the coronavirus, a record high for the country.
The new infections raised the country’s total number of cases to 1,118,043, including 27,497 deaths.
The ministry said late Sunday that India’s coronavirus fatality rate – currently at 2.49 percent –
is “progressively falling” due to an effective containment strategy and aggressive testing.
India reported 40,425 new cases, A country of 1.4 billion people, India has been conducting nearly
10,000 tests per million people.
More than 300,000 samples are being tested every day now, compared to just a few hundred in March,
according to the Indian Council of Medical Research, India’s top medical research body.
With a surge in infections in the past few weeks, local governments in India have been ordering focused lockdowns in high-risk areas.