India’s COVID-19 death toll hit a total of 1, 611 in a day, raising the total number of deaths to 11, 921.
India had recorded less than 400 deaths a day before, with 153, 178 active cases.
India is the fourth country with the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world after the USA, Brazil and Russia.
Brazil recorded 1, 123 new deaths, while the USA has 797 deaths and Russia !93.
The Indian Council of Medical Research had earlier said it is continuously scaling up its testing facilities for COVID-19 by giving approval to government and private laboratories.
More than 180, 000 have recovered from the virus in the country.