August 24, 2020 12:21 PM NPT
A relative wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) stands next to a body of a man who died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), before his cremation at a crematorium in New Delhi, August 22, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
MUMBAI, Aug 24: India reported 61,408 coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking its total caseload past 3.1 million, data from the federal health ministry showed.
India crossed the 3 million cases milestone on Sunday, 17 days after it crossed the 2 million mark. It is the worst-affected country in Asia, and third behind Brazil and the United States globally.
The number of deaths in the last 24 hours was 836, taking the total to 57,542.