India recorded 3,689 COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, its highest daily toll since the epidemic began.
The country recorded 392,488 new cases in the last 24 hours as a count of deaths, with a total of 19.56 million.
COVID-19 has killed at least 215,542 people with the latest outbreaks being a large number of morgues and crematoriums.
But experts say the toll is less likely, as coronavirus testing is limited.
The country has recorded more than 300,000 cases for 10 days, further making its health care system more stressful.
People have to line up in hospitals for treatment, while supply shortages have seen families scramble to secure oxygen for the sick.
The government is using the country’s Air Force and Navy to race oxygen tankers in the most difficult areas.
In New Delhi, a dozen COVID-19 patients died on Saturday after being out of supplies at the hospital for 80 minutes.
A court in the Indian capital said that if the oxygen allocated to hospitals was not supplied, it would start punishing government officials.
“The water has gone above the head. Is enough, ”the New Delhi High Court said.
Around 10 Indian states and union territories have implemented some form of lockdown, although the country has been reluctant to implement such measures at the national level.
The Indian Express newspaper reported on Sunday that India’s COVID-19 task force has ordered the federal government to lockout.
With post wires