New Delhi: With cases close to 7 lakh, India has surpassed Russia as the third worst-hit country by COVID-19. While Russia has 6,81,251 coronavirus infections, India’s tally of COVID-19 patients crossed 6.90 lakh on Sunday after the country recorded single-day surge of 24,850. The death toll, on the other hand, rose by a record 613, to reach 19,268 in the countryAlso Read - India Administers Over 47 Crore Vaccine Doses so Far, Achieves July Vaccination Target

The worst affected Maharashtra crossed the grim milestone of two lakh COVID-19 cases, Tamil Nadu’s tally reached 1.11 lakh and Delhi too was nearing the one lakh mark. Also Read - China Sounds COVID-19 Alarm as Delta Variant Spreads to 18 Provinces With Fresh Cases in Beijing

Meanwhile, the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government has made it mandatory for the public to adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines such as wearing of masks for the next one year, as part of its measures to tackle the spread of the virus in the state. Also Read - Shane Warne in Self-Isolation After Testing Positive For COVID-19: Report

Through an amendment brought to the Epidemic Diseases Act, the state government said the regulations will remain in effect till July 2021.

Kerala on Sunday reported second highest single day rise of 225 COVID-19 cases, including seven jawans of an Army unit in the state, taking the total to 5,429.

The World Health Organization (WHO) on the other hand reported a record hike in the number of global coronavirus cases, with the total rising by 212,326 in 24 hours in the highest single-day increase since COVID-19 broke out.

The biggest increase was reported in the Americas region with 129,772 new cases.

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    COVID-19 LIVE: Mumbai records 1,201 new cases and 39 deaths, taking the total number of cases to 85,326 including 57,152 recoveries and 4,935 deaths.

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    COVID-19 LIVE: 1,843 new cases and 30 deaths in the last 24 hours in Karnataka, taking total number of cases to 25,317 including 10,527 recoveries and 401 deaths. Highest 981 cases have been reported in Bengaluru in the last 24 hours.

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    COVID-19 LIVE: With spikes of 735 and 861, total number of positive cases in Gujarat and West Bengal spike to 36,858 and 22,987 respectively. 1,962 and 779 deaths respectively in the two states thus far.

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    COVID-19 LIVE: Tamil Nadu reports 61 deaths and 3,827 new covid19 positive cases today. The total number of positive cases stands at 1,14,978 including 46,833 active cases and 1,571 deaths.

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    COVID-19 LIVE: 279 more personnel of Maharashtra Police test positive in last 24 hours. Total number of infections in force stand at 5,454, including 1,078 active cases and 70 deaths.

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    COVID-19 LIVE: The ministry further says, “Many states reporting COVID positivity rate much less than the national average. Their tests per million also higher than the national average”.

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    COVID-19 LIVE: “Union Government has emphasized on increasing testing, prompt contact tracing and timely clinical management of the COVID-19 cases. The national positivity rate stands at 6.73%”, says Union Health Ministry.