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COVID-19: India conducts more than 4.23 crore tests

Srinagar, Aug 31 (KINS): The cumulative tests in India have crossed 4.23 cr Monday.

Officials said that India has registered 78,512 cases in the last 24 hours (Sunday, 30th August 2020).

“Seven States have contributed to 70% of these new cases in the last 24 hours. Of these, Maharashtra has contributed the maximum caseload amounting to almost 21%, followed by Andhra Pradesh (13.5%), Karnataka (11.27%) and Tamil Nadu which stands at 8.27%. Uttar Pradesh with 8.27%, West Bengal with 3.85%, and Odisha with 3.84% are the remaining States contributing to the increased caseload”.

Of the total cumulative number of cases, 43% are recorded in just three states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

“While Tamil Nadu has contributed 11.66% of the total cases.
Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka also account for about 50% of the deaths added in the last 24 hours due to COVID-19, with Maharashtra leading with 30.48%.

The Union Government is regularly engaging with States/UTs that are reporting a spurt in cases and those with higher fatality rate. They have been advised to undertake aggressive measures to ensure higher testing, effective clinical management to lower fatality and save lives along with efficient monitoring at various levels” they said.(KINS)

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