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8 states account for 85% Covid-19 cases, 87% deaths: Govt

Jun 27, 2020 22:37 IST

With the number of coronavirus cases in India rising everyday, the govt said these are largely concentrated in just eight states. During the 17th meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on Covid-19 on Saturday, the health ministry said eight Indian states account for 85.5% of the country's total coronavirus cases and 87% deaths. Among these eight states are Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Telangana, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal. 15 teams from the Centre, consisting of public health experts, epidemiologists, clinicians and a senior Joint Secretary, have been deployed to provide technical support to the states.

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