India recorded a spike of 29,616 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours. The country also witnessed 290 deaths, taking the death toll to 446,658 So far, India has recorded 33,624,419 corona cases in total. Delhi reported 24 Covid-19 cases and no fatality. Kerala recorded 19,983 new Covid-19 cases and Maharashtra 3,286 cases.
According to the health ministry, two-thirds of India’s adult population has received the first dose of the Covid vaccine and nearly one-fourth, or 23 per cent, is now fully vaccinated. Private hospitals accounted for only six per cent of the Covid vaccines given in the country since May this year.
World coronavirus update: Covid-19 is continuing to spread around the world, with 231,864,510 confirmed cases and 4,750,493 deaths across nearly 200 countries recorded since China reported its first cases in December 2019. The US remains the worst-hit country with 43,669,146 cases, followed by India, Brazil, UK and Russia.