India has reported a new daily record of nearly 20,000 new infections as several Indian states reimpose partial or full lockdowns to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Health workers carry the body of a man who died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for his cremation, at a crematorium in New Delhi, India June 28, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
Health workers carry the body of a man at a crematorium in New Delhi [Adnan Abidi/Reuters]

India’s health ministry recorded 548,318 COVID-19 cases as of Monday, a jump of nearly 100,000 cases in a week in the world’s fourth worst-hit country after the United States, Brazil and Russia.

A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) walks in an alley of a slum area during a check-up camp for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India June 27, 2020. REUTERS/F
A healthcare worker walks in an alley of a slum during a check-up for the coronavirus disease in Mumbai [Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters]

The South Asian country’s death toll has reached 16,475, while 321,723 patients have recovered from the disease.

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