8 states, UTs contributing to around 70% of India’s active COVID cases

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New Delhi (NVI): Nearly 70 per cent of India’s active COVID-19 caseload is from Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh, according to Union Health Ministry.

Furthermore, the ministry added that of the total deaths recorded so far, 83.80 per cent are from 10 states/UTs – Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.

Currently, the are 4,55,555 active infections, and at present, the contribution of active caseload to India’s total positive cases is 4.89 per cent.

Maharashtra leads the tally with 87,014 total active COVID cases, as of today. Kerala has recorded 64,615 active cases, while Delhi follows with 38,734 total active cases, according to the Health Ministry data.

India’s COVID-19 infection tally climbed to 93,09,787 with 43,082 new cases in a day, while 87,18,517 people have recuperated so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 93.64 per cent.

Meanwhile, the death toll climbed to 1,35,715 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 492 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country.

-CHK