10 Indian states comprise 86% of COVID-19 cases

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Close to 86% of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) cases in India are confined to ten states out of which 50% of cases are from Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, stated the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday.

The ministry also stated the remaining 36 percent cases are from the eight states of Assam, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana and union territory of Delhi.

Rajesh Bhushan Officer on Special Duty commented, “The recovery rate from coronavirus infection was on a continuous rise. At present, the recovered cases of COVID-19 were about 1.8 times more the number of active cases”.

The national average of COVID-19 recovery rate has climbed to 63%. At least 20 states confirmed more recoveries than the national average. Of these states Uttar Pradesh recorded a recovery rate of 64%, Odisha 67%, Assam 65%, Gujarat 70%, Tamil Nadu 65%, Bhushan said.

The numbers of recovered patients are 571,460. Meanwhile, there are 3,11,565 active cases.

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