The country's doubling rate of coronavirus infection cases has slowed down to 13.9 days, said Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday, referring to the time it takes for the number of cases to double.
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Brazil has soared to over 230,000, surpassing that of Spain and Italy which were once the epicentre of the pandemic, and making Brazil's outbreak the fourth largest in the world according to official figures.
According to the health ministry, there are 51,401 active cases in the country, while 27,919 patients have been cured and discharged.
Vardhan, who visited the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Delhi on Thursday and dedicated a COBAS 6800 testing machine to the nation, said 14 states and Union territories have not reported any case of the novel Coronavirus in the last 24 hours.
Maharashtra also added 1,606 new Covid-19 cases, its second highest single-day addition so far.
The 30 municipal areas across 12 states that have reported 80% of all cases in India will reportedly see maximum restrictions during "lockdown 4.0".
With 103 new deaths on Saturday, India's death toll has risen to 2,752.
A third of the infections are from the western state of Maharashtra, with Mumbai the worst hit, followed by Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Delhi.
The ministry's website says more than 70 per cent of the deaths are due to co-morbidities.
Odisha has reported 737 coronavirus infection cases so far, while Kerala has 587 cases. Saturday was the 11th consecutive day the state added over 1,000 cases in a 24-hour period.
Manipur has seven cases.
In China, less than 100 people are now undergoing treatment for COVID-19, even though some new cases have emerged in the eastern city of Wuhan.
Further state-based details were expected to be finalised later Sunday.
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Michael Ryan told reporters on Wednesday, adding: "This virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities". The number has increased 2.5 times a month since the number of people exceeded 120,000 on April 14.