FILE PIC: A medic collects a swab sample of a migrant after arriving from Chennai via ‘Shramik Special’ train, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Nehrubali in Nagaon District. Photo: PTI

Coronavirus India updates LIVE: India has witnessed its biggest single-day spike, with 6,977 positive coronavirus cases being added and 156 more deaths being reported in the past 24 hours. These take the country’s total number of Covid-19 cases to 140,146 and deaths to 4,041, according to data compiled by Worldometer.

India has entered the list of 10 most affected countries globally by overtaking Iran in total cases. Maharashtra, the most affected state, has added more than 3,000 cases in a single day, taking its tally past the 50,00-mark.

On Monday, the highest daily increase in total cases in percentage terms was reported by Puducherry (58%), Uttarakhand (30%), Goa (20%), Chhattisgarh (18%), and Assam (15%)

Coronavirus world updates: Globally, 5,526,790 people have been infected by coronavirus so far, and the total number of deaths from the disease now stands at 347,151, according to Worldometer.

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