India surpasses 100,000 new COVID cases in 1 day for first time
India's Ministry of Health confirmed 103,558 new COVID-19 infections on Monday.
Why it matters: It's the first time the country has reported over 100,000 new coronavirus cases in one day. India is the second country after the U.S. to reach that milestone.
The big picture: The Indian government has paused some COVID-19 vaccine exports as the country grapples with a second wave of cases.
- Officials in the state of Maharashtra, home to India's financial capital, Mumbai, announced Sunday new restrictions "including night curfews and weekend lockdowns," after reporting 57,074 new infections — the most since the pandemic began, per the Indian Express.
By the numbers: There are 741,830 active cases in India as of Monday, according to the Health Ministry.
- 12.59 million coronavirus infections have been recorded in the country of over 1.3 billion since the pandemic began.
- The ministry also reported on Monday 478 more deaths from the virus, taking the toll to 165,101.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.