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Ten states account for over 71 per cent of new COVID-19 cases

Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Delhi are among 10 states that account for 71.75 percent of the 4,03,738 new COVID-19 cases registered in a day, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.

The other states in the list of 10 are Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan, and Haryana.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 56,578. It is followed by Karnataka with 47,563 while Kerala reported 41,971 new cases

A total of more than 30.22 crore tests have been conducted so far across the country while the daily COVID-19 positivity rate stands at 21.64 percent, the ministry said.

India’s total active caseload has reached 37,36,648 and now comprises 16.76 percent of the country’s total infections. A net increase of 13,202 cases has been recorded in the total active caseload in a span of 24 hours.

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 percent of India’s total active cases, the ministry stated.

“The National Mortality Rate has been falling and currently stands at 1.09 percent,” the ministry said. Besides, 4,092 deaths were reported in a span of 24 hours. Ten states account for 74.93 percent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (864). Karnataka follows with 482 daily deaths.

Twenty states and UTs have deaths per million population lower than the national average (176), while 16 states and UTs have deaths per million population higher than the national average, the ministry highlighted.

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