Covid LIVE: India reports 240,842 new cases, 3,741 more deaths in a day – Business Standard

LIVE: India reported 240,842 new positive cases of in the past 24 hours taking the total tally of Covid-19 infections to 26,530,132, according to the Union data updated on Sunday. Country’s death toll rose to 299,296 with 3,741 new fatalities. The daily rise in cases in the country remained below the 300,000-mark for the seventh consecutive day.

India continues to be second-most-affected globally.

The six most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (5,527,092), Karnataka (2,367,742), Kerala (2,293,632), Tamil Nadu (1,770,988), Uttar Pradesh (1,659,265), and Andhra Pradesh (1,542,079).

World coronavirus update: Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe, with more than 167 million infected by the deadly contagion. While 147,944,323 have recovered, 3,468,045 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 33,695,883, followed by India, Brazil, France and Turkey. However, in terms of the total number of active cases, US tops the charts, followed by France, UK, Brazil and Belgium.

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