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Coronavirus India Update: 10 states account for 71.75 per cent of new cases

Maharashtra on Saturday reported 56,578 new COVID-19 cases Karnataka and Kerala with 47,563 and 41,971 cases respectively.

A healthcare worker collecting a sample for Covid-19 testing from a person at India Gate in New Delhi. (Source: ANI)

New Delhi: 10 states in India recorded 71.75 per cent of the 4,03,738 new COVID-19 cases registered according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Out of the states, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala remain the worst affected in terms of number of cases.

Maharashtra on Saturday reported 56,578 new COVID-19 cases Karnataka and Kerala with 47,563 and 41,971 cases respectively.

According to the Health Ministry, the current COVID-19 positivity rate is 21.64 per cent. The active caseload of the country stands at 37,36,648. This accounts for 16.76 per cent of the total COVID-19 cases ever reported.

“Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Haryana, Bihar  and Madhya Pradesh cumulatively account for 82.94 per cent of India’s total active cases,” read a statement from the ministry.

However, the national mortality rate fell down to 1.09 per cent. Maharashtra remained the worst affected states in terms of death with 864 causalities. Karnataka was next on the list with 482 daily deaths.

16 States and Union Territories (UTs) have recorded mortality rate higher than the national average of 176 deaths per millions.

Several states in the country have imposed complete lockdown while the rest have also introduced severe restrictions.

With inputs from PTI

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