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Coronavirus LIVE updates: The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu

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A medic takes a sample from a vendor for COVID-19 test, amid coronavirus pandemic, at Juhu beach in Mumbai (Photo: PTI)
LIVE update: India reported 62,714 new Covid-19 positive infections in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day rise so far this year, taking the nationwide tally to 1,19,71,624, according to the Union data updated on Sunday.

cases in the country are rising at a rate not seen since May last year, indicating that India’s second Covid-19 wave may be worse than the first wave despite the ongoing vaccination drive. 

The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (2,637,735), Kerala (1,113,722), Karnataka (981,044), Andhra Pradesh (896,863), and Tamil Nadu (875,190).

World update: Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe with 127,264,763 infected by the deadly contagion. While 102,550,391 have recovered, 2,788,799 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 30,917,130 cases, followed by Brazil, India, Russia and France. 

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