India surpassed three million confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, after the country reported 69,239 new infections, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
India has now recorded 3,044,940 cases and 56,706 deaths, with 912 new fatalities reported Sunday.
It took India close to 6 months to reach 1 million confirmed cases of the virus, another 21 days to reach 2 million and just 16 more days to get to 3 million cases, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The Ministry said 801,147 coronavirus tests were conducted in the country on Saturday, bringing the total number of tests conducted nationwide since the beginning of the pandemic to 35,292,220.
India is the third hardest-hit nation in terms of confirmed coronavirus cases behind the United States and Brazil.