India’s federal health department confirmed more than 90,000 new cases of coronavirus disease on Sunday. This is the largest daily increase in infections in any country to date.
According to the department, the number of infections increased by 90,632, while the death toll increased by 1,065 to 70,626.
India is likely to overtake Brazil on Monday as the country with the second most Covid-19 infections after the US.
More than 6.4 million Americans have already tested positive for Covid-19. The number of cases in India has now reached 4.1 million.
Medical experts in India reckon the country now has a second wave of infections and numbers are rising so sharply as more people are being tested for the viral disease.