India recorded 75,760 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday -- the country's highest one-day jump in cases since the pandemic began, according to the Health Ministry.
That raises the country's total number of infections to 3.31 million. Of those, more than 2.5 million have recovered, leaving over 725,000 active cases, according to the ministry.
In India, not all patients require a test to be considered recovered. Patients with mild and moderate symptoms are considered no longer active after 10 days of symptom onset if they meet certain conditions, and a test to confirm that they no longer have the virus is not required. However, severe cases can only be discharged after one negative coronavirus test.
The death toll stands at 60,472, according to the ministry.
Meanwhile, the state of West Bengal has extended its lockdown: The restrictions are now scheduled to expire on September 20.
"Covid is still happening, it might be less or more in some districts but we need to be careful," West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday.
During lockdown, only essential services will continue to operate, with the exception of industrial activity and some local transport. Schools will stay shut.
Some days will be designated "total lockdown" -- meaning no movement or commercial activity at all will be permitted. The complete list of these dates have not yet been released.