Coronavirus LIVE updates: India reported 60,800 new cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country has reached 29,822,764. The country reported 1,269 dead yesterday, bringing the death toll to 385,167. After recording the highest daily Covid-19 number in the world for more than two and a half months during the second lethal wave, India’s average case count has dropped to second with Brazil ranking dubious first again. In view of the decrease in Covid-19 cases, states such as UP, Kerala, MP, Rajasthan have relaxed blocking restrictions.
Kerala reported 12,469 new infections, followed by Maharashtra (9,798), Tamil Nadu (8,633), Andhra Pradesh (6,341), Karnataka (5,783), Delhi (165), and West Bengal (2,700).
The five states most affected by the total cases are Maharashtra (5,926,919), Karnataka (2,777,752), Kerala (2,786,412), Tamil Nadu (2,406,497), Andhra Pradesh (1,839,243).
Global coronavirus update: Covid-19 continues to spread around the world, with more than 178,585,406 confirmed cases and 3,866,620 deaths recorded in nearly 200 countries since China reported its first cases in December 2019. The United States remains the most affected country with 34,392,707, followed by India, Brazil, France and Turkey.
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