Health workers carry out COVID-19 screening test outside a court in Mumbai, on Wednesday. (PTI)
NEW DELHI ;
FIVE States cumulatively account for over 79 per cent of the total COVID-19 active cases in the country with Maharashtra alone accounting for more than 61 per cent of the active caseload, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. Apart from Maharashtra, the four other States accounting for the majority of the active cases are Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab and Chhattisgarh.
“Five States namely Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab and Chhattisgarh cumulatively account for 79.30% of the total active cases in the country. Maharashtra leads with more than 61% of the active caseload of the country,” the Ministry said in a statement. Fourteen States/UTs have not reported any COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, India recorded 53,480 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 1,21,49,335 on Wednesday. The death toll increased to 1,62,468 with 354 daily new fatalities. The number of people who have recovered surged to 1,14,34,301.