Coronavirus LIVE: More than 13 mn vaccine doses administered, says govt
Coronavirus live updates: India reported a net addition of 4,801 to take its count of active coronavirus cases to 151,708, in the past 24 hours, according to MoHFW
Coronavirus live updates: India's count of active cases has once again topped the 150,000 mark. On Wednesday, the country registered 16,738 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking its the caseload tally to 11,046,914. India continues to be second-most-affected globally, and ranks 14th among worst-hit nations by active cases. The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered to healthcare and frontline workers in the country has crossed 12.7 million, the Union health ministry said.
Meanwhile, in the light of rising Covid cases in Maharashtra, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has directed private hospitals in the city to reserve around 2,000 to 3,000 beds for infected patients.
The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (2,121,119), Kerala (1,045,009), Karnataka (949,183), Andhra Pradesh (889,503), and Tamil Nadu (849,629).
World coronavirus update: Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe with 113,073,391 infected by the deadly contagion. While 88,694,235 have recovered, 2,506,588 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 28,970,490, followed by India, Brazil, Russia and the United Kingdom. However, it terms of the total number of active cases, US tops the charts, followed by France, UK, Brazil and Belgium.