COVID-19 cases in the country crossed the 5 lakh-mark as 18,552 new cases were registered in the country in the last 24 hours. This is the highest number of cases recorded in a day so far in the country. With this, the total number of people infected by COVID-19 in India stands at 5,08,953, including 1,97,387 active cases. The death toll due to the disease is 15,685. Maharashtra has the highest number of cases at 1,52,765 and has recorded 7,106 deaths so far.
Delhi comes second in terms of total cases with a tally of 77,240. The capital has registered 2,492 deaths. Tamil Nadu has reported 74,622 total cases of COVID-19 so far with a death toll of 957. Out of the total cases in the state, 32,308 are active and 41,357 have recovered. Across the world, the death toll due to the disease has crossed Rs4.8 lakh while the total number of cases is over 90 lakh. The United States has the highest number of cases in the world at 4.7 million while Brazil has 1.1 million positive cases. Russia comes third while India is in fourth position.