86% of active corona cases limited to 10 Indian states

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Medics walk out of Gandhi Hospital in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. — File photo
Medics walk out of Gandhi Hospital in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. — File photo

NEW DELHI — The health ministry on Tuesday said that India's 86% of COVID-19 active cases are limited to 10 states out of which Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have 50 percent.

Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have been the worst COVID-19 hit states across India.

While Maharashtra has 1,05,935 active cases out of its total 2,60,924 confirmed infections, Tamil Nadu has 48,199 active cases. Tamil Nadu has witnessed a total of 142,798 coronavirus infections.

The health ministry informed that 36% of the active cases are in the following states — Karnataka, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal, Gujarat and Assam.

Currently, there are 311,565 active cases in India while the recoveries are 1.8 times of the number of active cases at 571,459.

As of Monday, the national recovery rate stood at 63.02%. Twenty states/union territories have a higher recovery rate than the national average.

A total of 906,752 people have contracted the virus in India by Tuesday morning.

The health ministry said that there is a progressive decline in the daily growth rate of new cases. In March 2020, the daily growth rate was around 31% while on May 31 it was 4.82%. The daily growth now has reduced to 3.24%.

It said India has one of the lowest COVID-19 cases per million population in the world. India’s cases per million population are 657 while the global average is at 1,638.

India is also amongst the lowest in the world in deaths per million population. India’s death count per million population is 17.2 while the global average is at 73. — Agencies


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