Coronavirus LIVE: Maharashtra sees 23,179 new Covid-19 cases in a day
Coronavirus live updates: Mumbai recorded as many cases as 1,922 - the second-highest single-day spike of the year. Stay tuned for corona-related news
Coronavirus live updates: India reported 28,903 fresh Covid-19 cases on Tuesday pushing the overall tally to 11,438,734, according to MoHFW. The death toll from the deadly infection jumped to 159,079. Maharashtra reported 17,864 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, which is an increase of over 2,000 cases recorded on Monday when the state reported 15,051 new cases. The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (2,329,464), Kerala (1,092,324), Karnataka (961,204), Andhra Pradesh (892,008), and Tamil Nadu (860,562).
At his meeting with chief ministers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed concern over rising coronavirus cases in the some states and called for "quick and decisive steps". "India's fight against Covid is being cited as an example in world, our recovery rate is over 96% and fatality rate among the lowest," Modi told CMs.
World coronavirus update: Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe with 121,217,147 infected by the deadly contagion. While 97,765,605 have recovered, 2,681,648 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 30,190,886, followed by Brazil, India, Russia and the United Kingdom. However, it terms of the total number of active cases, US tops the charts, followed by France, Brazil, Belgium and UK.