NEW DELHI — India has recorded 45,576 new cases in the past 24 hours as authorities battle to slow down a surge of infections in its capital by increasing testing.
New Delhi reported 7,486 new positive cases on Thursday with a record 131 deaths in the past 24 hours.
New Delhi's top elected official, Arvind Kejriwal, says the government is adding 1,400 new intensive care unit beds to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed. He has ruled out a new lockdown in New Delhi.
India has seen it new daily cases decline to fewer than 50,000 for the past 12 days.