Covid LIVE: At 453, Mumbai reports lowest daily cases since Feb 9
Today's coronavirus numbers: Bengaluru (520 cases), Mumbai 489 cases), Chennai (214 cases), Kolkata (64 cases), Delhi (54 cases). Stay tuned for corona-related news
Corona updates: India on Tuesday recorded 34,703 new infections, lowest since March 18. The total caseload has surged to 30,619,932, while 29,744,831 have recovered, according to MoHFW data. The death count increased to 403,281 with 553 new fatalities, lowest single-day spike in daily deaths since April 6.
Germany's health agency said on Monday it would lift a ban on most travellers from the UK, India and three other countries hit by the Delta variant of Covid-19. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) said India, Nepal, Russia, Portugal and the UK, currently listed as so-called virus variant countries, would be reclassified from Wednesday as "high-incidence areas".
Kerala reported 8,037 new infections, followed by Maharashtra (6,740), Tamil Nadu (3,715), Andhra Pradesh (2,100), Karnataka (2,848), Delhi (54) and West Bengal (885).
The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (6,104,917), Kerala (2,981,721), Karnataka (2,856,491), Tamil Nadu (2,500,002), and Andhra Pradesh (1,905,023).
World coronavirus update: Covid-19 is continuing to spread around the world, with 184,912,119 confirmed cases and 4,000,309 deaths across nearly 200 countries recorded since China reported its first cases in December 2019. The US remains the worst-hit country with 34,598,361 cases, followed by India, Brazil, France and Russia.
To read updates from our yesterday's blog, click here