The overall number of Covid cases has now surged past 602 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.
According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 602,389,641 and the death toll reached 6,476,104 on Wednesday morning.
India reported 8,586 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, taking the total tally to 44,357,546 in the country, according to the federal health ministry data.
The country also logged 48 related deaths in 24 hours, pushing the overall death toll to 527,416 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.
Meanwhile, Malaysia reported 2,078 new Covid infections as of midnight Monday, bringing the national total to 4,759,830, according to the health ministry.
Another 10 deaths have been reported, pushing the death toll to 36,155.