India reports almost 79,000 new Covid-19 cases, more than 1,000 new deaths in a day
India’s health ministry recorded another 78,903 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, bringing the country’s total number of cases to 3,770,069.
The ministry also reported 1,045 new deaths from the virus, bringing India’s death toll to 66,333.
On Wednesday, India also recorded 801,282 active Covid-19 cases as of Wednesday — the highest number of active cases reported on a single day.
Meanwhile, the Indian government said in a tweet Wednesday that the country’s recovery rate has seen “steady improvement” since lockdown measures were implemented in March and are now at 76.98%.
The country entered its new phase of reopening on Tuesday, which includes the resumption of the country’s metro rail services in a “phased manner” from September 7. The reopening allows for gatherings of up to 100 people at sports, entertainment, cultural, religious, and political events outside of hot-spot areas from September 21, with mandatory face-mask wearing and social distancing measures.