India reported 4,529 deaths in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day death toll in any country so far, taking the fatality count to 2,83,248.
The country recorded over 4,000 deaths for the fifth time in a row.
The 4,529 fatalities recorded in India surpassed the record of 4,468 deaths in the US on January 12. Brazil, the third hardest-hit country in the world, recorded 4,211 deaths on 6 April, reported Hindustan Times.
As per the Union Health Ministry, the country has recorded 2,67,334 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the toll to 2,54,96,330 in the last 24 hours. The active cases in the country are 32,26,719 and the total recoveries are 2,19,86,363.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also announced on Sunday that the lockdown in the National Capital has been extended by another week till 24 May, reported NDTV.
Globally, there are 16,42,23,940 confirmed COVID-19 cases across 192 countries with 34,03,997 deaths. The US remains the worst-hit country followed by India, Brazil, France and Turkey.