Cases continue to surge
NEW DELHI, Aug 26 : India has recorded 67,151 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total way past the 3.2 million mark. India's tally now stands at 3,239,096. With 1,066 fatalities reported on Tuesday, the country's death toll is nearing 60,000 - only a notch below Mexico's toll (60,800).
Five most affected States by total tally of cases are Maharashtra (703,823), Tamil Nadu (391,303), Andhra Pradesh (371,639), Karnataka (291,826), and Uttar Pradesh (197,000). Delhi recorded 1,544 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking tally to 1,64,071. In a significant development related to the coronavirus vaccine, Russia has expressed its willingness to the Indian Government for collaboration in the manufacturing of Covid vaccine - Sputnik V, a Government official said on Tuesday.
Coronavirus world update: As many as 24,090,803 people around the world have been diagnosed with Covid-19. While more than 16,632,531 have recovered, 824,162 have died so far. The US, the worst-hit country, has 5,956,160 cases. It is followed by Brazil, which has 3,674,176.