A single-day spike of 62,064 cases and 1,007 deaths was reported in India in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s total tally to 44,386 on Monday.
So far, the country has reported 2,215,074 positive cases. At least 634,935 patients are still undergoing treatment.
India has the third-highest caseload in the world after the United States and Brazil. It has the fifth-most deaths but its fatality rate of about 2 percent is far lower than the top two hardest-hit countries.
There are now over 19.7 million confirmed COVID-19 cases globally, with more than 729,000 fatalities and 12 million recoveries, according to Johns Hopkins University.