A single-day spike of 78,357 cases has push India’s coronavirus tally to 37,69,523, the Union Health Ministry data this morning showed. The death count has risen to 66,333 with 1,045 more fatalities.
29,01,908 patients have recovered from the infection in the country, pushing the recovery rate to 76.98 per cent.
Maharashtra remains the state hit hardest by the pandemic, with 8,08,306 COVID-19 cases, including 24,903 deaths. Maharashttra is followed by three southern states – Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. India is the country with the third-highest coronavirus caseload in the world after the United States and Brazil.
Delhi reported its highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases in nearly two months on Tuesday. The capital reported 2,312 fresh coronavirus cases and 18 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total to over 1.77 lakh.
Global coronavirus infections have soared past 2.57 crore, as countries tighten restrictions to halt the health crisis that has upended life for most of humanity. Over 8.56 lakh people have died of the infection globally.
The US – the country worst hit by the pandemic – has said that it will not work with global effort to develop and distribute a coronavirus vaccine because it does not want to be constrained by multilateral groups like the World Health Organization.