Millennium Post Delhi|July 10, 2020
NEW DELHI: Eight states, including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Karnataka and Telangana account for around 90 per cent of the active COVID-19 cases in the country and 80 per cent of the active cases have been reported from 49 districts, the Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 was informed on a day when India saw a record single-day surge of 24,879 COVID-19 cases taking the caseload to 7,67,296 on Thursday.
Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Delhi, Telangana, UP and Andhra Pradesh contributed to around 75 per cent of the new cases, according to the Union Health ministry data.
Incidentally, the GoM was told that six states — Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal — account for 86 per cent of the deaths caused by COVID-19 and 32 districts account for 80 per cent of such fatalities, the Union Health ministry said.
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July 10, 2020