OREANDA-NEWS  India has returned to the second place in the world in the number of cases of coronavirus. This information is reported by the country's Ministry of Health.

According to information from the authorities, 13,527,717 people have been infected with the virus. Over the past day, 168.9 thousand cases were registered, which was the largest figure since the beginning of the pandemic. The number of those undergoing treatment for the disease in the country is constantly growing: over the past 33 days, it has grown from 135.9 thousand patients to 1.2 million. The largest number of cases is in the state of Maharashtra, in which the day before it was decided to introduce quarantine in the near future.

It is noted that India has overtaken Brazil in the number of cases, which has a total of 13,482,023 cases of infection.

Earlier, a new strain of coronavirus with a double mutation was discovered in India. So far, the Indian authorities do not have enough information to establish a direct link between the emergence of mutations and the rapid increase in cases in some states of the country.