Coronavirus live updates: Breaking all records, India has recorded a massive surge of 145,384 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. With this, India’s tally now stands at 13,205,926, according to MoHFW. Active cases are nearing the 1-million mark. India is now the 4th-worst hit country in terms of active cases. India also witnessed a grim record of fatalities due to covid-19 in a single day in 2021, which stood at 794. The death toll from the deadly infection stands at 168,467.
Maharashtra on Friday recorded nearly 59,000 new cases of the Covid-19 and 301 related deaths, even as the health minister Rajesh Tope said a lockdown can be imposed in the state if the infections continued to surge. Uttar Pradesh reported 9,695 new cases and Delhi 8,521.
The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (3,288,540), Kerala (1,154,594), Karnataka (1,033,560), Andhra Pradesh (913,274), and Tamil Nadu (911,110).
World coronavirus update: Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe with 135,276,385 infected by the deadly contagion. While 108,848,402 have recovered, 2,927,491 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 31,800,724, followed by Brazil, India, France and Russia. However, it terms of the total number of active cases, US tops the charts, followed by France, Brazil, India and Belgium.