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LIVE updates: Daily Covid-19 cases in India registered an increase for the fourth consecutive day with the country recording 14,264 new cases, taking the total tally of cases to 10,991,091, according to Union data updated on Sunday. Country’s death toll stands at 156,339. India continues to be second-most-affected globally, and ranks 17th among worst-hit nations by active cases.
The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (2,087,632), Kerala (1,025,937), Karnataka (947,246), Andhra Pradesh (889,156), and Tamil Nadu (847,385).
The number of beneficiaries vaccinated against Covid-19 has reached 10.8 million under the countrywide inoculation programme.
World update: cases rise unabated across the globe, with more than 111.6 million infected by the deadly contagion. While 86,805,465 have recovered, 2,471,412 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 28,702,557, 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.
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