At 78,903 fresh cases, Saturday’s COVID-19 numbers surged past US's 78,427 infections reported in the US on July 25, the previous single-day record.
According to the Times of India, the country has seen a sharper rise in the number of cases with 4,96,070 new patients in just 7 days at an average of 70,867 patients per day.
Even the pool of active cases has seen a sharp rise in the country. According to reports, active cases have increased by nearly 49,000 in the last 4 days to 7,66,226.
However, Saturday’s deaths from the virus were recorded at 945, the toll dropping below 1,000 for the first time in five days.