At least 76.62% of active coronavirus cases have been reported in 10 states and Union Territories (UT), the Union Department of Health said on Friday.
According to the ministry, Maharashtra leads the state tally with more than 2.5 lakh cases. Karnataka follows with over 1 lakh case.
The government said active cases contribute only 14.74 percent of the country’s positive caseload.
According to data from the Ministry of Health, Maharashtra alone has contributed to about 2,59,490 new cases of COVID-19, while Andhra Pradesh has reported at least 57,858 cases.
Karnataka has contributed 1,10,431 cases, Uttar Pradesh has witnessed 50,378 cases, Tamil Nadu has reported 46,396 cases, Odisha contributes 31,795 cases, Kerala has seen 72,418 cases, while Assam has reported 34,163 case. Telangana reported 28,620 cases and the Chhattisgarh 30,468 cases.
India has so far reported around 6.39 million cases of COVID-19 and 99,773 deaths from the virus. About 78,877 recoveries have been recorded in the past 24 hours in the country. This has resulted in a continued increase in the national collection rate, which is currently set at 83.70 percent.
“The total number of recoveries in India is 53,528,078 to date. The last 10 lakh recoveries were added in just 12 days. About 10 states and UTs account for 72% of newly recovered cases. Maharashtra has the highest number of newly recovered cases, followed by Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, ”the health ministry said in a statement.