live updates: India has recorded a massive surge of 115,736 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. With this, India has seen the biggest-ever daily surge, taking the tally to 12,801,785, according to MoHFW. Active cases have crossed the 800,000-mark and now stand at 843,779. India is now the 4th-worst hit country in terms of active cases. India also witnessed a grim record of second-most fatalities due to covid-19 in a single day in 2021, which stood at 631. The death toll from the deadly infection stands at 166,208. According to an analysis, the second wave of Covid-19 has the potential to turn deadlier than the first wave. Click here to read more
Maharashtra reported over 55,000 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours in a persistent rise in cases, while Delhi witnessed 5,100 fresh cases.
The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (3,113,354), Kerala (1,137,590), Karnataka (1,020,434), Andhra Pradesh (909,002), and Tamil Nadu (903,479).
World update: cases rise unabated across the globe with 133,002,033 infected by the deadly contagion. While 107,248,070 have recovered, 2,885,153 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 31,559,438, 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.