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Wednesday, 22 September 2021 8.34 PM IST

Rapid spike in Covid cases across globe; 34.77 lakh deaths

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NEW YORK: Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe, with more than 167 million infected by the deadly contagion. While 147,944,323 have recovered, 3,468,045 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 33,695,883, followed by India, Brazil, France and Turkey. However, in terms of the total number of active cases, US tops the charts, followed by France, UK, Brazil and Belgium.

India reported 240,842 new positive cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours taking the total tally of Covid-19 infections to 26,530,132, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The country's death toll rose to over 300,000. The daily rise in coronavirus cases in the country remained below the 300,000-mark for the seventh consecutive day.

India continues to be second-most-affected globally.

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