India has recorded 40,425 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest daily increase since the outbreak began, the country’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced today.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India has now reached 1,118,043, the third-highest in the world, according to the Indian government.

India reported 681 new deaths today, raising the country’s death toll to 27,497.

Delhi said it has so far tested more than 14 million people countrywide for coronavirus, in an attempt to get a handle on the country’s expanding epidemic.