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Maharashtra accounts for the highest number of active Covid-19 cases and deaths in the country: Ministry of Health | India News

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NEW DELHI: Maharashtra accounts for the highest number of 86,612 active Covid-19 cases and 47,472 deaths in the country, according to the latest data from the Union Ministry of Health on Friday.
In terms of active cases, Maharashtra is followed by Kerala with 61,342 cases and Delhi with 29,120 cases. In terms of the number of fatalities, Maharashtra is followed by Karnataka (11,821) and Delhi (9,424).
Maharashtra also accounts for the highest number of recoveries to date, exceeding 17 lakh. They are followed by Andhra Pradesh (8.56.320) and Karnataka (8.52.584).
The Health Ministry said that 80.19 percent of the new recovered cases reported within 24 hours are contributed by 10 states and territories of the union: Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.
Maharashtra leads with 8,066 people recovering from COVID-19, while Kerala recorded 5,590 recoveries and Delhi 4,834.
Ten states and union territories contributed 75.76% of new cases reported within 24 hours: Kerala, Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh.
Kerala reported 5,376 new cases in the span of 24 hours. Maharashtra recorded 5,182 new cases, while Delhi recorded 3,734 new infections during the period.
The ministry said 540 fatalities were reported in the 24-hour span, with 77.78 percent of them from 10 states and UT: Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Haryana, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Himachal. Pradesh. .
He said that 21.29 percent of the new deaths were reported in Maharashtra (115). Delhi saw a death tally of 82, while West Bengal reported 49 new deaths.
Compared globally, India has one of the lowest deaths per million population at 101.
India also continues to have one of the lowest cases per million people in the world at 6,936, which is much lower than many other countries in the Western Hemisphere, the ministry said.
Total coronavirus cases in India rose to 95,71,559 on Friday with 36,595 new infections reported in one day, while the death toll rose to 1,39,188, data updated at 8 a.m. showed.
There are 4,16,082 active coronavirus infections in the country, representing 4.35 percent of the total number of cases, according to the data.

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