India’s confirmed cases -- currently the second largest in the world behind the United States - have exceeded 8.4 million.
The Health Ministry on Saturday also reported 577 deaths, taking total fatalities to 125,562.
India has seen an overall steady dip in cases after touching nearly 100,000 a day in mid-September.
However, the daily cases in New Delhi crossed 7,000 for the first time after dropping to nearly 1,000 last month.
There's also been a spike in southern Kerala state with 7,002 new cases.
New Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain attributed the jump to more aggressing tracing and testing.
The government warned that the situation can worsen as people crowd markets for festival shopping, coupled with the onset of winter and high air pollution levels in the capital.
India’s daily recoveries have been outnumbering new infections for a month now. - AP
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