New Covid-19 cases in India surged to a record of 152,879 on Sunday as the country battled a second wave of infections.
Daily cases have set record highs six times this week, according to data from the federal health ministry.
Deaths have also surged, reporting 839 fatalities on Sunday – the highest in over five months. No information from the source was provided on the ages of those who died or if they suffered certain underlying medical conditions.
India is pushing for faster vaccinations, with some states considering tougher restrictions to slow the spread of the virus.