This is the sixth consecutive day that coronavirus infections have increased by more than 15,000.
With the country witnessing a surge of 3,38,324 infections from June 1 as the lockdown restrictions eased, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said people have to remain more vigilant in the "unlock" period and cautioned that failure to follow COVID-19 norms will put at risk their lives and those of others. It said the state has 2,092 active COVID-19 cases.
India crossed 5 lakh coronavirus cases on Saturday with Maharashtra and Delhi worst affected by the virus. The coronavirus death toll has now reached 16,475.
The Health Ministry said, the COVID related health infrastructure has been strengthened with the availability of 1,055 dedicated COVID Hospitals with over 1,77,000 isolation beds, over 23,000 ICU beds and over 78,000 oxygen supported beds.
Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Telangana, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal account for 85.5% of the active case load and 87% of the total deaths in India, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.
COVID-19: Maharashtra reports highest single day spike
NSW authorities confirmed anyone in quarantine refusing a COVID-19 test would be retained for an extra 10 days. Between June 1 and June 26, the country recorded 2,99,866 cases, an analysis of the data showed.
The city of around 20 million people has some 13,200 beds for Covid-19 patients and wants to add at least 20,000 more in the coming weeks.
The number of containment zones in Delhi has risen to 417.
On Friday alone, 2,20,479 samples were tested, the highest in a day since the beginning of the pandemic.
The Madhya Pradesh government said it will launch a "Kill Corona" campaign from July 1 to control the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The coronavirus tally in Bengaluru stood at 3,314. This includes 741 in the government sector and 285 private labs, Bhargava told the Group of Ministers. The samples tested in the last 24 hours have further increased to 2,31,095.
Balram Bhragava, Director-General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), gave a detailed presentation on the testing strategy.