Sydney man Sunil Khanna, 51, was in New Delhi caring for his parents when all three tested positive on April 25, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

He died at the end of that month, the same day as his mother.

A health worker stands next to oxygen tanks at a COVID-19 health centre in New Delhi, India.
A health worker stands next to oxygen tanks at a COVID-19 health centre in New Delhi, India. (Bloomberg)

9News.com.au has contacted the Department of Foreign Affairs for comment.

Mr Khanna is one of three Australians to have died of coronavirus in India in recent weeks.

Sydney man Govind Kant, 47, died of coronavirus, also in New Delhi. Mr Kant had returned to India for his mother’s funeral.

An unnamed 59-year-old permanent resident has also died of the disease in India.

India’s new infections of coronavirus have declined to 267,334 in the last 24 hours, down from a week of more than 400,000 cases a day.

But the country hit a record number of COVID-19 deaths, with 4529 dying in the past day.

Newly built funeral pyre plinths during lockdown restrictions imposed by the state government in New Delhi, India.
Newly built funeral pyre plinths during lockdown restrictions imposed by the state government in New Delhi, India. (Bloomberg)

Both figures are considered to be undercounts.

A repatriation flight which landed in Australia on Saturday was half-empty, because so many planned passengers had tested positive to the disease.

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Twenty five million people in India have contracted coronavirus, second only to the United States in the total infection rate.



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