This digital deficit prevented citizens from booking their slots online, or being aware of where treatments could be availed from.
According to reports in the media, new infections over the past 24 hours were put at 281,386 by the health ministry today, dropping below 300,000 for the first time since 21 April. The daily death count, however, stood at 4,106.
At the current rate India's total caseload since the epidemic struck a year ago should pass the 25 million mark in the next couple of days. Total deaths were put at 274,390.
There was a bit of optimism in the markets, however, as they reacted to the news of falling infection rates with Indian shares rising today with financials rebounding from a sharp drop in the previous session. The NSE Nifty 50 index climbed 0.82% to 14,798.55 by 0505 GMT, up after three straight sessions of falls, while the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex advanced 0.93% to 49,191.68. Last week, both indexes lost 0.9% after worries over higher U.S. inflation triggered a sell-off in global markets.