India reported 240,842 new positive cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours taking the total tally of Covid-19 infections to 26,530,132, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The country’s death toll rose to over 300,000. 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).
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, the US tops the charts, followed by France, UK, Brazil, and Belgium.