India has confirmed 44,684 new cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, with the total number of those infected having reached 8,773,479, the country's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday, APA reports citing Sputnik.
The death toll from the disease has reached 129,188 people, with 520 new fatalities being recorded over the past day. More than 8.16 million people have recovered in India since the start of the outbreak.
India comes second in terms of the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, following the United States with more than 10.7 million COVID-19 patients.
A day earlier, India registered 44,879 new COVID-19 cases, with 547 fatalities.