NEW DELHI: India has surpassed Brazil to become the second worst-hit nation by the coronavirus pandemic with over 4.2 million infections across the country.
With 4,204,613 infections, India is nearly 70,000 cases ahead of Brazil, which will post its most recent numbers later on Monday. Recently, the country shattered global record after reporting over 90,000 new COVID-19 cases in a day.
There were 90,632 new cases in the 24 hours to Sunday, according to the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, while the number of deaths rose by 1,065 to 70,626.
Coronavirus cases in India have reached 4.1 million and about 3.2 million affected people have been treated so far, the government data showed.
Read more: Coronavirus death toll hits 883,742 worldwide
Medical experts said the country was seeing a second wave of the pandemic in some parts of the country, and that case numbers have surged because of increased testing and the easing of restrictions on public movement.
The global epidemic of coronavirus has infected 27,293,825 people in the world and 887,557 people have lost their lives. So far, 19,165,962 have been cured in the world, and at present,