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Coronavirus live updates: India reported 120,529 new Covid-19 infections today, taking the caseload tally to 28,694,879. Death toll stands at 344,082. Stay tuned for corona-related news

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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live updates: Fresh infections continue to fall in India as the deadly second Covid wave wanes. India reported 120,529 new Covid-19 infections today (lowest since April 7), taking the caseload to 28,694,879. Deaths, however, have not seen a proportionate decline. Today is the 47th consecutive day of over 2,000 daily Covid deaths reported from the country. With 3,380 new fatalities, the death toll is now at 344,082, according to MoHFW. It continues to be the second worst-hit nation. 

With 22,651 cases reported in the past 24 hours, Tamil Nadu is leading the state list. It is followed by Karnataka with 16,068 new infections. Kerala  reported 16,229 cases. Maharashtra 14,152, and Andhra Pradesh 10,413 cases.

The six most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (5,805,565), Karnataka (26,35,122), Kerala (2,584,853), Tamil Nadu (2,172,751), and Andhra Pradesh (1,738,990).

World update: The world is seeing a slight decline in the number of fresh cases that are recorded daily. 173,311,647 has been infected across the globe by the deadly contagion since November 2019. While 156,283,294 have recovered, 3,727,174 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 34,191,915, followed by India, Brazil, France and Turkey. However, in the past seven days, India has added the highest number of fresh cases at 1,073,053, followed by the Brazil (444,641) and Argentina (230,021).

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