The death toll from COVID-19 is now at 82,066, India’s Ministry of Health said, with 1,290 fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours [File: Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP Photo]

India’s coronavirus cases surged past five┬ámillion on Wednesday after the federal Ministry of Health┬áreported a single-day jump of 90,123 cases over the last 24 hours.

India is only the second country in the world to confirm more than five million cumulative cases after the United States.

The country’s death toll from COVID-19 rose to 82,066, the ministry said, after 1,290 people died from the disease in the last 24 hours.

India’s caseload is closing in on the US, which has reported more than 6.6 million cases, and with the outbreak still spreading is expected to

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