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Covid-19 LIVE: Maharashtra reports 27,126 new Covid-19 cases, tally past 2.44M

Updated on Mar 20, 2021 08:58 PM IST

The US, India and Brazil occupy the first, second and third positions, respectively in terms of the caseload of Covid-19.

A health worker collects swab samples of people to for Covid-19 test at Civil Hospital Sector 45 in Chandigarh.
A health worker collects swab samples of people to for Covid-19 test at Civil Hospital Sector 45 in Chandigarh.(Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)

India recorded 40,953 new Covid-19 cases, the Union ministry of health and family welfare’s (MohFW) dashboard showed on Saturday morning. Active caseload, meanwhile, reached 288,394 and 188 more Covid-19 related deaths were recorded during the same period which took the death toll to 159,558. Recoveries continued to rise, as per the data, as 20,654 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours, taking total recovered cases to 11,107,332.

Globally, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 reached 122,872,379 on Saturday, according to data by worldometer. The tracker also said 2,712,655 people have succumbed to the viral disease so far and 99,028,806 have recovered from the infection across the world. The US, India and Brazil occupy the first, second and third positions, respectively in terms of the caseload of Covid-19.

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