Covid-19: Over 68,500 new cases in Maharashtra, another record spike
The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu
Coronavirus live updates: India on Sunday reported 2,61,500 new Covid-19 cases and 1,501 deaths from the disease, according to health ministry data marking the worst ever daily spike.
The country has 1,47,88,109 cases in total and 1,77,150 fatalities. India’s second wave of Covid-19 infections is “spreading at a much faster rate”, said the health minister on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked officials on Saturday to use the pharmaceutical industry to meet the demand for medicines, especially remdesivir. He chaired a meeting with senior civil servants from various ministries to review the Covid-19 situation and vaccination drive.
World coronavirus update: Coronavirus cases rise across the globe with 18,368,937 infected, according to worldometers.info website. As many as 119,923,164 people have recovered from the disease and 3,023,911 have died. The US remains the worst-hit country with 32,372,119, followed by India, Brazil, France and Russia.