Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been pushing for a return to normalcy to lessen the economic pain of the pandemic after the country's imposed strict lockdowns of the country's 1.3 billion people.
One of the reasons is testing: India now conducts almost 1 million tests every day, compared with just 200,000 two months ago.
"It is important that every citizen is healthy and happy and we defeat coronavirus completely together", Modi said in Hindi.
Home to 1.3 billion people, India is already the world's third-most infected nation with more than 3.5 million cases, behind the U.S. and Brazil.
In the last 24 hours, 1021 deaths have also been reported taking the toll to 62 thousand 550.
"Corona can only be defeated when you remain safe, when you fulfil the resolve of keeping a safe distance of two metres and wearing masks". "Mexico is lowest at about 10,000", virologist Shahid Jameel, who heads the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance said.
India's COVID-19 tally zoomed past 3.5 million, just a week after it crossed the 30-lakh mark, with a record single-day spike of 78,761 cases.
India now has the fastest-growing daily coronavirus caseload of any country in the world and has reported more than 75,000 infections for the fourth consecutive day. According to the US-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)'s projection, everyday COVID-19 fatalities may cross 10,000-mark from November 18. With 64,935 recoveries in a day, the recovery rate reached 76.47 percent and the fatality rate was 1.81 percent. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal and Bihar come next.
With the focussed, consistent and coordinated efforts led by the Centre and implemented by the states and the Union Territories, the country has set a new landmark of testing 4,04,06,609 people for COVID-19 so far, the Ministry said.
Maharashtra has reported 7,64,281 infections, the most number of cases in any state so far, followed by Tamil Nadu with 4,15,590 infection.
While COVID-19's trajectory still falls far short of the 1918 Spanish flu, which infected an estimated 500 million people and killed at least 10% of patients, some experts worry the available data is underplaying the true impact of the pandemic.
The Health Ministry said more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.