India’s coronavirus case tally topped 6 million after it reported 82,170 new infections in the last 24 hours, data from the Health Ministry showed on Monday.
Deaths from COVID-19 rose by 1,039 in the last 24 hours to 95,542, the Ministry said, which is 1.6% of total cases.
Globally, India has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases, behind the United States, where infections crossed 7 million last week.
Meanwhile, China’s capital called on importers on Monday to shun frozen food from countries suffering from severe novel coronavirus outbreaks after several cases of imported seafood products testing positive for the virus.
“Customs and local governments have repeatedly detected the coronavirus in imported cold chain food, proving it risks contamination,” the Beijing Municipal Commerce Bureau said in a statement issued to import companies.
China this month suspended imports from seafood producers in Brazil, Indonesia and Russia for a week or more.