India reports more than 40,000 cases for the fourth day

For the fourth consecutive day, more than 40,000 fresh cases were reported in the country and the steady increase in cases has once again pushed India to become the world’s third-worst affected country in terms of daily cases.

Data compiled by the WHO shows that once again the trio of Brazil, the US and India are leading the world in daily cases.

WHO data shows that on 22 March, Brazil had reported 79,069 new cases, the highest in the world, followed by the US at 60,228 and India at 46,951.

India recorded 46,951 fresh coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours taking the country’s total tally to 1,16,46,081.

In the last one week, India has seen the sharpest surge in fresh infections in nearly four months after the spread of virus had seemed to slow down.

Restrictions have returned in several parts of the country as government and experts say violation of protocols is leading to surge in cases.