Nearly 7 lakh COVID-19 cases in India, 3rd worst-hit in world

New Delhi: India's coronavirus tally has crossed the 6.97-mark after more than 24,248 new infections and 425 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.

India has now taken the third spot in the list of nations worst hit by coronavirus. The country logged more than 6.9 lakh cases on Sunday evening, according to data from state governments, overtaking Russia, which had 6.8 lakh as per America's 'Johns Hopkins University'.

India is now preceded only by Brazil and the U.S.

Brazil has over 15 lakh cases and the U.S has more than 28 lakh.

Approval for human clinical trials for two made-in-India COVID-19 vaccine candidates - 'COVAXIN' and 'ZyCov-D' - marks the 'beginning of the end' for the novel coronavirus pandemic that has infected over 1.12 crore people worldwide and left more than 5.3 lakh dead, the government said on Sunday. Desk: Asianet Online