India has recorded 49,310 cases, a single-day record, the health ministry said. This brings the country’s total number of cases to 1.2 million.
The country recorded 740 deaths on Friday, bringing the total to almost 30,000 since the pandemic began.
India is the world’s third worst affected country and is currently experiencing a rise in cases after relaxing some lockdown rules.
Many experts say that testing levels remain low in the country, which means the extent of the pandemic could be worse than is being reported.
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