India recorded 103,558 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, its largest single-day increase in infections so far in the pandemic.
The number of new daily cases in India has risen steadily since March 10, with the country also reporting 741,830 active cases on Monday, the most since October 20.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Sunday to review the Covid-19 situation.
“(He) called for attention to avoid mortality in all circumstances by increasing the medical care infrastructure, the availability of oxygen, ventilators in addition to the required logistics, and by ensuring that clinical management protocols are followed in all hospitals, as well as for home care, “a statement from the prime minister’s office said.
Modi also ordered a team of public health specialists to be dispatched to the state of Maharashtra, which has contributed 57% of the country’s coronavirus case burden in the past two weeks.
As of Monday, India has recorded 12,589,067 coronavirus cases, the third highest in the world, including 165,101 related deaths and 11,682,136 recoveries. It has also distributed 79,105,163 doses of vaccines, according to the Indian Ministry of Health.