live updates: India reported 26,291 fresh Covid-19 cases on Monday pushing the overall tally to 11,404,279, according toWorldometer. Active cases in the country have risen to 226,627. The death toll from the deadly infection jumped to 158,836. India ranks 11th among worst-hit nations by active cases. The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (2,314,413), Kerala (1,091,270)), Karnataka (960,272), Andhra Pradesh (891,861), and Tamil Nadu (859,726).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with chief ministers on the Covid-19 situation and the ongoing vaccination drive on Wednesday as the Centre looks to ramp up the inoculation exercise amid a rise in infection in some states.
World update: cases rise unabated across the globe with 120,539,415 infected by the deadly contagion. While 97,069,725 have recovered, 2,667,169 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 30,083,791, 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.