“India’s daily new cases continue to rise. 200,739 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours,” the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement.
It said India now counts a total of 14,074,564 confirmed cases, with 173,123 deaths.
The world’s second most populous country, which is now in the throes of a second virus surge, recorded over 100,000 cases on April 5 for the first time since the pandemic began last year, far surpassing the September peak in its first surge.
It surpassed Brazil earlier this week to once again become the world’s second most infected country after the United States.