58% of India's recovered coronavirus cases coming from 5 states only

By: News Desk      Published: 05:08 PM, 13 Sep, 2020
58% of India's recovered coronavirus cases coming from 5 states only

The Indian health ministry said on Sunday that 58 percent of the recovered cases are being reported from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. The same five states account for 60 percent of total 9,73,175 active coronavirus cases in the country, reported Indian media.

A total of 37,02,595 people have recuperated from Covid-19 in the country so far, the Indian ministry said and added the national recovery rate now stands at 77.88 percent.

While Maharashtra has reported 17.2 percent recovered cases, Tamil Nadu has 13.1 percent, Andhra Pradesh 12.2 percent, Karnataka 7.9 percent and Uttar Pradesh 7.8 percent, the health ministry said.

Maharashtra continued to lead with more than 13,000 recoveries while Andhra Pradesh has contributed more than 10,000 to the single-day recoveries, it said.

A total of 78,399 recoveries have been registered in a span of 24 hours in the country, according to the health ministry's data updated on Sunday morning.

Of the 94,372 new infections that have been reported in 24 hours, Maharashtra alone has contributed to more than 22,000 cases followed by Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka with more than 9,000 cases each, the ministry highlighted.

"Nearly 57 percent of the new cases are reported from five states. These are also contributing 58 percent of the new recovered cases," the ministry underlined.

There are 973,175 active cases of Covid-19 in the country which comprises 20.47 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.

Maharashtra has more than 280,000 cases followed by Karnataka with more than 97,000 cases, the ministry said.

Maharashtra (28.79 percent), Karnataka (10.05 percent), Andhra Pradesh (9.84 percent), Uttar Pradesh (6.98 percent) and Tamil Nadu (4.84 percent) account for 60 percent of total active cases in the country.

Also, 1,114 Covid-19 fatalities have been registered in a span of 24 hours. Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of 391 deaths followed by Karnataka with 94 deaths, whereas Tamil Nadu has reported 76 deaths.

India's Covid-19 tally of cases mounted to 47,54,356 with 94,372 new infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 78,586 with 1,114 people succumbing to the infection in a span of 24 hours, the data updated showed.