Since the pandemic began, India has confirmed more than 12.2 million cases and over 163,000 deaths. It's the third-highest number of Covid-19 infections in the world after the United States and Brazil.
More than 65 million doses have been given to people since India launched its vaccination drive in January. But experts say the pace needs to further pick up to halt the spread.
Some have also attributed the uptick in numbers to a highly contagious variant of the coronavirus, but the government has denied this.
The surge in cases comes during what some experts have called a "delicate phase" of the pandemic for India. States are now reintroducing restrictions to stem the spread of the virus.