The World Health Organization (WHO) has said an outbreak of Ebola in India has reached the second highest number of cases reported since the outbreak began in March, bringing the total number of people infected to 1,878.
The agency said that while the majority of the infections in the country were confirmed in March and April, the country’s case numbers increased in June and July.
According to the WHO, India has reported 7,959 new confirmed cases, bringing its total number to 1.2 million.
India has also recorded more deaths than infections, with 5,764 deaths from Ebola, the agency said.
It said that the latest figures show that the virus has now infected 1.1 million people in the affected states of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Central and West Bengal, Bihar and Jammu and Kashmir.
The country’s death toll stands at more than 17,000, with about 2,000 more people still being treated in the state-run hospitals.
The WHO said that this shows that the Ebola epidemic is continuing to spread rapidly in India.
It said that a total of 6,715 cases have been confirmed in India, bringing a total in the past four weeks to more than 2,400, with nearly 7,000 deaths.
The WHO said the number of confirmed cases is likely to continue to rise and that cases are likely to increase in India due to the high level of isolation of patients in hospitals.
The number of deaths, however, has decreased to 7,813, with the latest death toll of 869.
The Indian government said in a statement that it will deploy up to 1 million health workers to the country.
The government has set up a 24-hour hotline for people affected by the virus, with a maximum of 100 calls a day.
It has also asked for all people to report any suspected cases of the virus to the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) by Monday.
It added that all other states and Union Territories will be deployed with their respective ministries and agencies.
The Ebola outbreak in India began in India in late March, and it has since spread to several countries, including Nigeria, Senegal and Liberia.
It is the second most-affected country in the world, with more than 100 deaths.
In April, India recorded a total 1,000 confirmed cases.