India has confirmed 44,879 new cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, with the total number of those infected having reached 8,728,795, the country's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
The death toll from the disease has reached 128,668 people, with 547 new fatalities being recorded over the past day. More than 8.11 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 10.54 million COVID-19 patients.
A day earlier, India registered 47,905 new COVID-19 cases, with 550 fatalities.