Coronavirus live updates: India has recorded over 412,000 fresh Covid-19 cases for the second consecutive day, taking its cumulative caseload to 21,491,598. On Friday, the country recorded 414,188 cases and 3,918 deaths, according to MoHFW. India now has 3.65 million active cases.
The Supreme Court Thursday said the country needs to be prepared for the third wave of COVID-19 which experts say could be more harmful, especially for children, and emphasised upon the need to create buffer stock of oxygen. It asked the Centre not to reduce oxygen supply to Delhi from 700MT till further orders.
Maharashtra reported 62,194 new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases and 920 deaths, followed by Karnataka (49,058), Kerala (42,464), Uttar Pradesh (26,780), Tamil Nadu (24,898), Delhi (20,000) in the past 24 hours.
The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (4,942,736), Kerala (1,743,932), Karnataka (1,741,046), Uttar Pradesh (1,425,919), and Tamil Nadu (1,297,500).
World coronavirus update: Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe with 156,672,849 infected by the deadly contagion. While 134,855,280 have recovered, 3,269,034 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 33,367,812, followed by India, Brazil, France and Turkey. However, in the past seven days, India has added the highest number of fresh cases at 2,702,756, followed by the Brazil (412,657) and US (335,620).