India recorded 279 deaths due to covid-19 and 18,732 infections in the past 24 hours, according to data from the Indian Ministry of Health.
Since the start of the pandemic , India accounted for 10,187,850 cases of the new coronavirus , remaining the second country with the most infections , behind the United States.
With 147,622 deaths since the start of the pandemic , India is the third country in the world with the most deaths , after the United States and Brazil, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.
The country currently has 278,690 active cases of the disease.
The pandemic of covid -19 caused at least 1,750,780 deaths resulting from more than 79.7 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report prepared by the French agency AFP .
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December 2019 in Wuhan , a city in central China.