India recorded 43,893 new cases of coronavirus during the past 24 hours, according to data from the Federal Ministry of Health.
This brought the total number of cases to 7.99 million, bringing India close to reaching eight million infections.
India has the second largest number of confirmed cases of the virus after the United States, which has 8.7 million.
Daily increases have declined in India since their peak in September, but health experts warn that the numbers could rise again during the ongoing Hindu religious holiday season.
And deaths in India as a result of the virus are relatively low, with a total of 12,010, of whom 508 were recorded in the past twenty-four hours.
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