Coronavirus LIVE: India records 196,427 new cases; death toll at 307,231 – Business Standard

live updates: India on Tuesday reported 196,427 new cases over the last 24 hours, its lowest daily rise in infections since April 14, while deaths from the disease rose by 3,511. The country’s total cases now stand at 26,948,874, while total fatalities are at 307,231, according to data published this morning.

With 34,867 cases reported in the past 24 hours, Tamil Nadu is leading the state list. It is followed by Maharashtra with 22,122 new infections. Karnataka reported 25,311 cases, Kerala 17,821 and Andhra Pradesh 12,994 cases. The case count was 17,883 for West Bengal.

The six most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (5,602,019), Karnataka (2,450,215), Kerala (2,365,787), Tamil Nadu (1,877,211), Uttar Pradesh (1,673,785), and Andhra Pradesh (1,593,821).

World update: Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe with 167,974,466 infected by the deadly contagion. While 149,382,138 have recovered, 3,486,863 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 33,920,442, followed by India, Brazil, France and Turkey. However, in the past seven days, India has added the highest number of fresh cases at 1,786,756, followed by the Brazil (456,098) and Argentina (232,199).

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