India recorded 86,821 new coronavirus cases and 1,181 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking its COVID-19 tally past the 63-lakh mark, according to the Health Ministry data released this morning.
The country now has 63,12,585 cases of coronavirus, including 9,40,705 active cases and 52.7 lakh recoveries, the government data shows. A total of 98,678 people have lost their lives to COVID-19 till now.
India remains the second worst-affected country by the coronavirus pandemic, next only to the United States which has more than 72 lakh lakh cases with 21 lakh deaths. Global coronavirus infections have soared past 3.4 crore.
COVID-19, which broke out in China’s Wuhan less than a year ago, has claimed the lives of more than 10 lakh people across the world. The World Health Organization has warned that the global death count could more than double to two million before a successful vaccine is widely used – and could be even higher without concerted action to curb the pandemic.