New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India reported 2,40,842 COVID taking the total tally of infections to 26530132, according to the Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The country’s death toll rose to 2,99,296 with 3,741 new fatalities. The daily rise in coronavirus 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).
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.
Recent surges of COVID in India, South America and other regions have left people literally gasping for breath before our eyes, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said, warning that the pandemic is still very much with us, thriving and mutating”.
“From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, I warned that no one is safe until everyone is safe. Grossly unequal access to vaccines, tests, medicines, and supplies, including oxygen, have left poorer countries at the mercy of the virus, Guterres said in his statement to the Global Health Summit on Friday.