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Five States Account for 60 Percent Active Covid-19 Cases, 52% New Cases and 60% Fresh Recoveries in India

Health workers collect a nasal swab sample to test for Covid-19 in Hyderabad, on September 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

Health workers collect a nasal swab sample to test for Covid-19 in Hyderabad, on September 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

As many as 60 per cent of the new recoveries were reported from five states — Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu — which also accounted for 52 per cent of the new cases, the ministry highlighted.

With94,612people recuperating from COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours, the total number of recoveries in the country has surged to 43,03,043, taking the national recovery rate to79.68 per cent, the health ministry said on Sunday. As many as 60 per cent of the new recoveries were reported from five states — Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu — which also accounted for 52 per cent of the new cases, the ministry highlighted.

Maharashtra continued to top the chart with more than 23,000 new recoveries, while both Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh accounted for over 10,000 single-day recoveries, it said. The country has reported more than 94,000recoveries for two successive days, the ministry said.

A total of92,605fresh COVID-19 cases have been reported in the country in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of such cases to 54,00,619. "Also, 52 per cent of the new cases are concentrated in five states. These are also the states contributing maximum to the new recoveries," the ministry underlined.

Maharashtra accounted for over 20,000 (22.16 per cent) of the new cases. Both Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka accounted for more than 8,000 cases, it said. A total of 1,133deaths due to COVID-19 were registered in a span of 24 hours, pushing the death toll to86,752, the ministry said, adding that 425 or 37 per cent of the fatalities reported on Saturday were from Maharashtra, followed by Karnataka (114) and Uttar Pradesh (84).


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