Aug 2: India reported nearly 55,000 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, media reports said.
India’s 54,735 cases were down from the previous day’s record 57,118 but raised the country’s total to 1.75 million, the Associated Press reported. The month of July accounted for more than 1.1 million of those cases.
The major cities of New Delhi and Mumbai might have passed their peaks, a government expert, Randeep Guleria, said. Subways, cinemas and other public facilities are closed until Aug. 31.