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Coronavirus live updates: India reported 152,734 fresh Covid-19 infections today, taking the caseload tally to 28,047,534. Death toll stands at 329,100. Stay tuned for corona-related news

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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live updates: India has been witnessing a steady decline in daily cases. The country recorded 152,734 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest daily count in 48 days or since April 13, 2021. The daily death toll, however, remained over the 3,000-mark, with 3,128 deaths. India's total cases now stand at 28,047,534, while total fatalities are at 329,100, according to MoHFW. Test positivity rate has risen to 9 per cent. India continues to be the second worst-hit nation.

With 28,864 cases reported in the past 24 hours, Tamil Nadu is leading the state list. It is followed by Karnataka with 28,053 new infections. Kerala reported 19,894 cases. Maharashtra 18,600 cases, and Andhra Pradesh 13,400 cases. The case count was 11,284 for West Bengal.

The six most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (5,731,815), Karnataka (2,587,827), Kerala (2,514,279), Tamil Nadu (2,068,580), Uttar Pradesh (1,690,060), and Andhra Pradesh (1,685,142).

World update: cases rise unabated across the globe with 171,010,493 infected by the deadly contagion. While 153,282,581 have recovered, 3,556,328 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 34,022,118, followed by India, Brazil, France and Turkey. However, in the past seven days, India has added the highest number of fresh cases at 1,364,626, followed by the Brazil (424,161) and Argentina (217,580).

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