Worldwide, the number of coronavirus cases tops half a million, and deaths climb past 24,000.
COVID-19 has claimed 18 lives in India as of March 27, according to data from the Health Ministry and State governments. As many as 716 people have been tested positive for the coronavirus.
The United States overtook China and Italy to occupy the grim title of the country with the most coronavirus infections. China, meanwhile, reported its first locally transmitted coronavirus infection in three days, and 54 new imported cases. Worldwide, the number of cases topped half a million, and deaths climbed past 24,000.
The Hindu has brought out a multi-language e-book on essential COVID-19 information, in addition to covering the developments related to the coronavirus pandemic as it unfolded.