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8 states contributed 85% Covid-19 caseload, 87% deaths: Health Ministry

The ministry said it briefed the Group of Ministers on Covid-19 on the coronavirus situation in the country and the efforts to boost healthcare infrastructure on Saturday

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A child being screened as migrants from Chhattisgarh gather for registration and medical certificates to return to their native places, during the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, in Jammu

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Eight states, including Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu, contributed 85.5 per cent of the active Covid-19 caseload and 87 per cent of the total deaths due to the disease in India, according to the Union Health Ministry.

The ministry said it briefed the Group of Ministers on Covid-19 on the coronavirus situation in the country and the efforts to boost healthcare infrastructure on Saturday.

"It was mentioned that presently eight states - Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Telangana, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal - contribute 85.5 per cent of active caseload and 87 per cent of total deaths

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First Published: Jun 27 2020 | 6:03 PM IST

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