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Coronavirus update: At 1,789,800, Maharashtra has the highest number of coronavirus cases, followed by Karnataka 876,425, Andhra Pradesh 863,843, Tamil Nadu 773,176 and Kerala 571,872

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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update: Senior Congress leader Ahmad Patel died from Covid-related complications this morning. Meanwhile, India reported 44,376 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking its tally to 9,222,216. The country's death toll mounted to 134,743. The seventh-most-affected country by active cases, third by fatality, and second by total cases, India has added 309,309 cases in the past 7 days.

At 1,789,800, Maharashtra has the highest number of cases, followed by Karnataka 876,425, Andhra Pradesh 863,843, Tamil Nadu 773,176 and Kerala 571,872. Delhi recorded 6,224 fresh Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours and a positivity rate of 10.14 per cent, while 109 more fatalities pushed the city's death toll to 8,621. Schools in the national capital were unlikely to reopen until a vaccine was available, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said yesterday.

World update: The global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 60,077,383. While 41,510,093 have recovered, 1,413,713 have died so far. The US, the worst-hit country, has 12,949,200 cases, and 265,853 have died from the disease there. It is followed by India, which has 9,222,216 cases, Brazil (6,121,449), France (2,153,815), Russia (2,138,828).

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