The overall number of Covid cases has now surpassed 561 million amid a rise in new infections in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 561,576,746 and the death toll from the virus reached 6,374,568 Tuesday morning.
India reported 16,678 fresh cases in 24 hours amid fears of new Covid-19 sub-variants, taking the total tally to 43,639,329, as per the federal health ministry data released Monday.
With this, the number of active cases in the country rose to 130,713.
According to the ministry, 26 new Covid-related deaths have also been recorded, pushing the overall toll to 525,454 in the country.