India now has more than 700,000 coronavirus cases and 20,000 deaths
India recorded 22,252 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, raising the country’s total to 719,665 confirmed cases and 20,160 deaths, according to the health ministry.
This is the fifth consecutive day that the daily new number of infections has increased by more than 20,000 in India.
The new figures come a day after India surged past Russia to become the third hardest-hit country worldwide by the virus, following the US and Brazil in highest case numbers.
More than 439,000 people have so far recovered from the virus, according to the ministry.
So far, the country has conducted more than 10.2 million tests for coronavirus, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research.