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Maharashtra, Kerala account for over 71% total active cases tally in India

Six States including Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu cumulatively account for 85.91 per cent of the new coronavirus cases reported in the past 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry informed on Thursday.

Maharashtra and Kerala account for 71.84% of the total active cases tally. 22,854 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new COVID-19 cases at 13,659 (almost 60 per cent of the daily new cases). Kerala follows with 2,475 while Punjab reported 1,393 new cases.

India’s total COVID-19 active caseload has reached 1,89,226 today. The present active caseload in the country now stands at 1.68 per cent of India’s total positive cases. 126 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Six States account for 82.54 per cent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (54). Punjab follows with 17 daily deaths and Kerala reported14 deaths in the last 24 hours.

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