India has more than 4.65 million infections, with only the United States recording a higher figure, with more than 6.4 million.
India has reported almost 100,000 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, a record jump for the country for a second consecutive day.
The latest number of new COVID-19 infections takes the total there to more than 4.65 million.
Only the United States has a higher figure, with more than 6.4 million, but the growth in infections in India is faster than anywhere else in the world.
The western state of Maharashtra has been particularly hard-hit, with total confirmed cases of coronavirus passing one million late on Friday, the first place anywhere in the world to cross that mark.
If the state, which is India’s richest, were a country, it would rival Russia for the fourth highest number of cases globally.
Russia has now recorded 1,057,362 after a further 5,488 new infections were recorded on Saturday, with authorities saying a further 119 people have died, pushing the total number of deaths to 18,484.
Government officials and experts have claimed the increases in Maharashtra and elsewhere across the country are likely to be down to the economy re-starting, local festivals and lockdown fatigue.