India has confirmed record 62,538 new cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours. The total number of those infected having reached 2,027,074, the country's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday.
The death toll from the disease has reached 41,585, with 886 new fatalities being recorded over the past day. More than 1.37 million people have recovered in India since the start of the outbreak.
A day earlier, India registered 56,282 new coronavirus cases and 904 fatalities.
India comes third in terms of the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, following the United States and Brazil.