corona virus deaths in India exceeded 20,000 today, while the number of infections increased dramatically ahead of the easing of public isolation measures imposed two months ago, amid grim economic outlook.

The country recorded 467 new deaths today, taking the total number of deaths to 20160. It also recorded 22,252 new injuries, bringing the total to 719,665 injuries.

India bypassed Russia yesterday to become the third most affected country in the world after the United States and Brazil.