India records more than 44,000 new coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective mask is seen among people at a crowded market amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, October 29, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
India has recorded 44,059 new cases of the novel coronavirus, taking its total to 9.14 million, data from the health ministry showed on Monday.

India has the second-highest number of infections in the world, after the United States, but the rate of increase in India has dipped since it hit a peak in September.

New daily cases have come in at fewer than 50,000 for more than two weeks, according to a Reuters tally.

Deaths rose by 511, according to the latest health ministry data, taking the total to 133,738.