According to the data reported by the states until late evening on Thursday suggested that the number of cases had crossed 10,04,000. India is now testing "more than 326,000 samples per day", he said, adding that daily capacity will be further increased to one million tests in the coming 12 weeks.
With India's caseload fast approaching one million - and fatalities nearing 25,000 - local authorities across the country are reimposing restrictions that have only recently been lifted.
Last week, the government of Uttar Pradesh, country's biggest state in terms of population, had made a decision to impose a weekend lockdown from Friday night till Monday morning, to cut the chain of transmission of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, in Indonesia, large-scale restrictions in its capital were set to continue as new COVID-19 cases rise, with cinemas and other indoor entertainment spaces to remain closed.
Many of Indian states are imposing focused lockdowns to stem the outbreak amid frantic efforts by local governments to protect the economy.
Japan's capital recorded a single-day record number of new coronavirus cases for a second straight day on Friday with 293.
India's response to the virus was initially sluggish and then it bought time by locking down its entire population of 1.4 billion people when Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed a nationwide lockdown for three weeks on March 24. After Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, Delhi the most number of coronavirus cases in the country.
Relief for foreign students, Trump government lifts ban after protests
Generally speaking, worldwide students must not take more than one online course if they want to maintain their legal status. Worldwide students will now be allowed to stay in the U.S. even if their colleges only provides online classes in the Fall .
"COVID-19 is spreading at an alarming rate in South Asia, home to a quarter of humanity".
Jens Laerke, a spokesman for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said in Geneva that the number of people who need assistance has more than doubled during the pandemic to about 250 million.
Texas reported 10,000 new cases for the third straight day and 129 additional deaths.
"A lag in testing leads to more cases, which results in need for even more tests to finally get a handle on the pandemic".
The Home Ministry officials said states and union territories which are showing positive trends in terms of controlling the spread of the novel virus are Delhi, Kerala, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. They said "Since this is an active situation with regular ongoing interventions and policy changes from State and Central governments, we do not predict each state individually". "Rising recovery rate, from 52% in mid-June to more than 63% in mid-July, is aiding continuous decline in COVID-19 active cases", the ministry said in a tweet.
India has so far conducted 127,39,490 COVID-19 tests, including 3,26,826 on Thursday alone.
Less than 1% coronavirus (COVID-19) patients are on the ventilators, less than 2% cases in ICUs, and less than 3% on oxygen beds said the Union Health Ministry on Friday, stating that the actual case load of COVID-19 patients in the country is 3.42 lakh, with recovered cases now at 6.35 lakh.