Indias confirmed COVID-19 tally reached 6 million cases on Monday, keeping the country second to the United States in number of reported cases since the pandemic began.
The Health Ministry on Monday reported 82,170 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, driving the overall tally to 60,74,703.
At least 1,039 people were also died in the same period, taking total fatalities up to 95,542.
More than 5 million people have recovered from Covid-19 in India and the country’s recovery rate stands at 82%, according to the Health Ministry.
Experts say that India is expected to become the coronavirus worst-hit country in coming weeks, surpassing the US, where more than 7 million infections have been reported.