: India recorded a spike of 31,957 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours. The country also witnessed 279 deaths, taking the death toll to 446,080. So far, India has recorded 33,562,034 corona cases in total. Delhi reported 30 Covid-19 cases and no fatality. Kerala recorded 26,964 new Covid-19 cases and Maharashtra 3,608 cases.
India would be able to vaccinate its entire adult population by November this year with at least one dose of the Covid vaccine if it keeps up with an average pace of 5.6 million doses administered daily. This average was achieved for the week ended September 17, when a record 25 million doses were administered in the country.
World coronavirus update
: Covid-19 is continuing to spread around the world, with 230,835,399 confirmed cases and 4,731,615 deaths across nearly 200 countries recorded since China reported its first cases in December 2019. The US remains the worst-hit country with 43,402,126 cases, followed by India, Brazil, UK and Russia.