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Asia-Pacific countries were on high alert on Thursday as India recorded a record 412,262 new COVID-19 cases and 3,980 deaths in the past 24 hours.
Axar.az reports citing foreign media that India's total tally surpassed 21 million and the death toll rose to 230,168, said the health ministry.
This is the second time this month that over 400,000 cases have been registered in a single day in India.
There are still 3,566,398 active cases in the country, with an increase of 79,169 through Wednesday.
2021.05.06 / 16:14