In this photograph taken on July 15, 2020 doctors and nurses wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suits work at the Intensive Care Unit for COVID-19 coronavirus patients at the Sharda Hospital, in Greater Noida. (Photo by XAVIER GALIANA/AFP via Getty Images)

India has recorded 92,071 new cases of the coronavirus, taking total cases to 4.85 million, the federal health ministry said on Monday.

The world’s second-most populous country lags only the United States globally in overall number of infections, but it has been reporting more daily cases than the United States since mid-August.

Deaths have been relatively low so far compared with the number of infections, but are seeing an uptick. More than 1,100 people died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the ministry said, taking the total number of fatalities from the disease to 79,722.