India recorded 52,050 new Covid-19 infections and 803 deaths from the virus over the past 24 hours, the country’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday.
This marks the sixth consecutive day that India has reported more than 50,000 cases.
The country has now confirmed at least 1,855,745 coronavirus cases, including at least 38,938 related fatalities.
A total of 586,298 cases are categorized as active by the ministry, with a further 1,230,509 former patients considered to have recovered.
In India, patients with mild and moderate symptoms are considered no longer active after 10 days of symptom onset if they meet certain conditions. A test to confirm that they no longer have the virus is not required. Severe cases can only be discharged after one negative coronavirus test.