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2/3 of active cases from India in Kerala, Maharashtra | India News


NEW DELHI: India recorded just over 13,000 new Covid-19 cases for the second day in a row on Saturday, a lower number than reported last week, as the downward trend in infections continued across most of the country . The daily death toll from the virus was 129.
Active cases of the virus in India have dropped to 1.7 lakh. Of these, Kerala has 71,469 and Maharashtra 44,199. The two states together account for more than two-thirds of all active cases in India. The third highest count is in Karnataka (around 5,900), followed by UP and Bengal (both around 5,600).
There were 13,100 new cases in the country during the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 1,07,47,101 on Saturday night.
The daily case count on Friday was very similar at 13,078. The pandemic continues to rage in Kerala, where 6,282 new cases were detected on Saturday, representing 48% of all new cases in India. With cases continuing to see a sharp increase, Kerala has started a “back to basics” campaign. Maharashtra added 2,630 cases to its account.
The state reported 42 deaths during the day, for a total of 51,042 deaths in the state. India has so far recorded 1,54,314 deaths from the virus. As in recent days, new cases did not touch four figures in any other state. Mumbai reported 429 positive cases during the day. The Delhi count was 183

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