Six states, Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat contributed to 83.37 per cent fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the Centre said on Sunday. According to Union health ministry’s data, Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 8,623 in the last 24 hours. The Centre said the six states account for 84.96 per cent of the new Covid-19 deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum number of casualties at 51 in 24 hours. The health ministry also said that eight states -- Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat are displaying an "upward trajectory in daily new cases".