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Eight states / UTs heavily contribute to India’s new Covid-19 cases: data

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Daily cases of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in India are largely reported in just eight states and Union territories (UT), according to government data.

The states contributing the highest number of new cases daily are Maharashtra, Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Chhattisgarh.

Maharashtra leads the count with 6,185 new Covid-19 cases, according to data from Saturday. Delhi has registered 5,482 cases, while Kerala follows with 3,966 new cases, according to data released by the Union’s ministry of health and family welfare.

The national recovery rate has improved and increased to 93.68%, with a total of recovered cases in India of 87.59 lakhs (8,759,969) currently.

It is observed that around 77% of the new recovered cases are concentrated in 10 states and UT.

According to data from the Ministry of Health, Delhi has reported the highest number of recoveries in a single day with 5,937 newly discharged cases, followed by 4,544 people who recovered in Kerala and 4,089 in Maharashtra.

A similar pattern is observed in the notification of deaths from Covid-19 in the country. According to government data, the peak number of Covid-19 related deaths is currently also reported in 10 states and UT.

About 78% of the 494 cases of death reported in the last 24 hours are concentrated in these 10 states and UT.

The states are Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Haryana, Punjab, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh.

Delhi, with 89 deaths, reported a peak of new deaths from Covid-19. Maharashtra on Saturday was a close second with 88 deaths reported in a single day, followed by West Bengal with 52 deaths.

Covid-19 tests in the country have increased enormously and the number of tests per million inhabitants is now more than 100,000 tests per million.

As of Saturday, India’s test per million population is 100,159. It stood at just over 77,000 at the end of October, according to data from the union’s health ministry.

Hindustan Times

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