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Covid-19: 75% new cases from 10 states, UTs; 70 mn tests done, says govt

Maharashtra, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Chhattisgarh account for 83% of the 1,089 deaths due to Covid-19 registered in a day

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Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh reported more than 8,000 and 7,000 cases respectively, the ministry said

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Of the 85,362 new coronavirus cases reported in India in a day, 75 per cent are found concentrated in 10 states and Union Territories, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

It also said India has conducted a total of 70 million tests for the detection of coronavirus infection till now with the country's testing capacity having crossed 1.4 million tests daily.

The 10 states and Union Territories from where 75 per cent of the new cases have been reported are Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Delhi, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh.

Maharashtra continues to top this list by

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First Published: Sep 26 2020 | 4:18 PM IST

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