New Delhi: India reported a slight dip in the number of fresh Covid infections and fatalities on Tuesday with 3, 23, 144 cases and 2,771 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health database.
On Monday, India had recorded 3, 52,991 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, the highest so far.
The cumulative caseload now stands at 1, 76, 36,307 and the death toll from the virus is nearing the 200,000-mark. India now has nearly 2.9 million active cases.
Maharashtra reported 48,700 new coronavirus cases and 524 deaths, while Delhi recorded 20,201 cases and 380 deaths.
The six most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (4,343,727), Kerala (1,405,655), Karnataka (1,339,201), Uttar Pradesh (1,086,625), Tamil Nadu (1,081,988), and Delhi (1,047,916).
Meanwhile, the global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness has risen above 147.5 million while the deaths have surged to more than 3.11 million, according to the latest data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University.
In its latest update on Tuesday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 147,533,386 and 3,116,582, respectively.
The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 32,123,535 and 572,666, respectively, according to the CSSE.
Nations with a death toll of over 50,000 are Mexico (215,113), India (195,123), the UK (127,688), Italy (119,539), Russia (106,783), France (103,415), Germany (81,786), Spain (77,738), Colombia (71,799), Iran (70,070), Poland (65,437), Argentina (62,087), Peru (59,724) and South Africa (54,186).