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Covid-19: A 3rd of all new cases reported from Maharashtra, UP

Apr 19, 2021 08:45 IST | By Editorji News Desk

A third of all new cases of Covid-19 reported across India on Sunday came from just two states – Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. Both the states broke all previous single-day case records on Sunday.

A total of 68,631 new Covid-19 infections were reported in Maharashtra on Sunday, while 30,566 new cases were recorded in UP, the highest and second highest in the country for the day.

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Together, they accounted for 36% of the new cases across India. Sunday is also now the seventh day in a row that India has set a new record for the most new cases in a day.

The 10 worst affected states are Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan that have together reported 79% of the new infections.

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