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Coronavirus live updates: India recorded 326,123 fresh Covid-19 infections today, taking the caseload tally to 24,372,243. Stay tuned for corona-related news

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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The national mortality rate, according to health ministry data, stands at 1.09 per cent
live updates: India on Saturday witnessed a slight dip in the number of fresh Covid-19 cases with 326,098 infections. The total caseload stands at 24,372,907, according to MoHFW. Deaths from the virus surged by 3,890 to hit 266,207 in total. World health experts issued a grim warning Friday that the second year of Covid-19 was set to be "far more deadly".

Maharashtra reported 39,923 new disease (Covid-19) cases and 695 deaths, followed by Kerala (34,694), Karnataka (41,779), Tamil Nadu (31,892), Andhra Pradesh (22,018), West Bengal (20,839), Uttar Pradesh (15,747) and Delhi (8,506) in the past 24 hours.

The six most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (5,309,215), Karnataka (2,130,267), Kerala (2,085,583), Uttar Pradesh (1,596,727), Tamil Nadu (1,531,377), Andhra Pradesh (1,388,803), and Delhi (1,380,981).

World update: Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe with 162,518,609 infected by the deadly contagion. While 141,448,573 have recovered, 3,370,742 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 33,663,187, followed by India, Brazil, France and Turkey. However, in the past seven days, India has added the highest number of fresh cases at 2,560,835 , followed by the Brazil (427,804) and US (256,718).

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