As many as 24,248 COVID-19 cases were reported in India in the last 24 hours taking the country’s tally to 6,97,413, the government said on Monday.
The death toll in the country due to the virus rose to 19,693 with 425 new fatalities.
India has overtaken Russia as the third worst-hit country by the novel coronavirus. India is now preceded only by USA and Brazil, which have recorded 29,48,587 and 15,78,376 cases respectively.
India on Sunday recorded its biggest single-day jump of nearly 25,000 coronavirus cases. The country also recorded 613 deaths, the highest so far, according to the Union Health Ministry data.