India records 62,258 fresh covid infections, 80% of new cases in Maharashtra, 5 other states

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Six states account for nearly 80 per cent of the 62,258 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) reported across the country in the last 24 hours.

Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh continue to report a surge in the daily cases of Covid-19, the Union health ministry added. “79.57% of the new cases are reported from these 6 states,”  union ministry of health said in a statement.

Of the 62,258 cases of the coronavirus disease registered between Friday and Saturday morning, Maharashtra has reported the highest infections at 36,902, followed by Punjab with 3,122, Chhattisgarh with 2,665, Karnataka 2566, Gujarat 2190 and Madhya Pradesh with 2091 infections.

Maharashtra, Kerala and Punjab cumulatively account for 73% of the 452,647 active cases in the country. “The present active caseload now stands at 3.8% of India’s total positive cases. A net incline of 31,581 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours,” the health ministry said according to Hindustan Times.

The health ministry’s data updated at 8am on Saturday show that of the 291 deaths related to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, 75.6 per cent have occurred in Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Karnataka. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties at 112, Punjab follows with 59 daily deaths, Chhattisgarh has 22, Kerala 14 and Karnataka witnessed 13 fatalities, it said.

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