India has become the 10th country in the world to have registered more than 150,000 coronavirus cases with another single-day high of over 6,000 reported on Wednesday.
The spike came as the government prepares a new set of guidelines, with the fourth phase of the two-month-old lockdown across the country set to end on Sunday.
The Health Ministry reported 151,767 cases on Wednesday, a jump by 6,387 with 4,337 deaths — an increase by 170 in the past 24 hours.
It said 64,426 people have recovered from the virus so far.
India eased lockdown restrictions earlier this month, allowing shops to reopen and manufacturing to resume. Some trains and domestic flights began operating again.
Metro services, schools and colleges, and hotels and restaurants are shuttered nationwide.