The Southern COVID storm has wreaked havoc, with three states reporting their highest ever 24-hour spike.
Karnataka and Kerala, which have seen a sudden spike in new COVID cases. In fact, in terms of case additions, these two states are the second and the third-worst hit respectively. In Karnataka, the seven-day average growth rate is at 2.75 percent, while in Kerala it is at 2.2 percent. The seven-day average positivity rate in the two states stands at around 26 percent -- as the situation worsens, Kerala has announced a complete lockdown.Watch video for more.