New Delhi: India’s coronavirus tally rose to 2,46,628 on Sunday morning after 9,971 cases were reported in 24 hours. This is the country’s highest single-day rise yet. The toll rose to 6,929, an increase of 287 deaths.
India is now the fifth most-affected country as it has surpassed Spain, which has 2,41,310 infections, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. This spike in cases came even as restaurants, malls and places of worship are gearing up to re-open on Monday.
Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 68.55 lakh people and claimed over 3.98 lakh lives so far, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As many as 30.71 lakh people have recovered.