Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry | Photo: ANI
Coronavirus live updates: India on Monday reported a decline in the number of fresh Covid-19 cases. With 368,147 infections in the final 24 hours, the cumulative caseload stands at 19,925,604, according to MoHFW. As many as 3,417 deaths were also reported on the day. Previously seven days alone, India has added 2,597,887 cases to its tally. The country now has 3.4 million active cases.
The Supreme Court Sunday called upon the Centre to revisit its vaccine procurement policy and asked both the Centre and states to supply “a break-up of the present and projected availability of vaccine stocks for the next 6 months; and a timeline for achieving immunisation of those aged between 18-44 years”. It also urged the Centre and states “to believe imposing a lockdown to curb the virus in the second one wave in the interest of public welfare”.
Maharashtra reported 56,647 fresh infections, followed by Karnataka (37,733), Uttar Pradesh (30,983), Delhi (20,000) and Kerala (31,959) up to now 24 hours.
The six most affected states by complete cases are Maharashtra (4,722,401), Kerala (1,638,778), Karnataka (1,601,865), Uttar Pradesh (1,313,487), Tamil Nadu (1,207,112), and Delhi (1,194,552).
World coronavirus update: Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe with 153,478,525 infected by the lethal contagion. While 131,475,914 have retrieved, 3,216,128 have died so far. The USA remains the worst-hit country with 33,180,441, followed by India, Brazil, France and Turkey. Then again, up to now seven days, India has added the highest number of fresh cases at 2,597,887, followed by the Brazil (417,760) and US (363,150).