New Delhi: India has recorded 28,701 new cases in a day — the biggest spike in daily cases so far — taking its total number of Covid-19 cases to 879,466.
The country's death toll stands at 23,187. Maharashtra has seen a spike of 7,827 cases, while Delhi has added 1,573 cases to its tally in the past 24 hours. Karnataka's caseloads are rising at the fastest pace in the country right now.
At over 230,000, another record increase in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has been reported by the World Health Organization in a 24-hour period.
As many as 13,036,587 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 around the world so far. While more than 7,320,900 have recovered, 562,011 have died, according to Worldometer.
Country-wise, the United States remains the most affected. It has recorded over 50,000 cases in a day and now has 3,413,936 coronavirus cases and 137,782 deaths. Brazil has 1,866,176 cases, and 70,524 deaths, while India is the third-worst-hit with 879,466 cases and 22,144 deaths.