India saw a record 24-hour surge of 38,902 new coronavirus cases, which took the country's total confirmed infections to 1,077,618 on Sunday.
The health authorities reported 543 additional deaths -- total 26,816 so far.
Meanwhile, the number of people who have recovered continues to grow. The Health Ministry data shows 677,422 patients have been cured so far across the country, putting the recovery rate at 62.82 percent.
Experts say India is likely to witness a series of peaks as the infection spread in rural areas.
The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus passed 14.2 million on Sunday, with over 600,000 recorded deaths, according to the tally kept by US-based Johns Hopkins University. But these are only officially confirmed numbers and experts say the real number is much higher.
Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December late last year. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a pandemic on March 11.
Coronavirus: India sees biggest daily surge of near 39,000 cases
- UNB News
- New Delhi
- Publish- July 19, 2020, 07:42 PM