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8 states lead India's Covid-19 tally with over 1 lakh cases each
8 states lead India's Covid-19 tally with over 1 lakh cases each

New Delhi, Aug 20 (TIWN) India, which has the third-highest number of coronavirus cases in the world, has eight states, which have recorded over one lakh cases each, accounting for 77.87 per cent of its total tally.

28,369,25 with a record single-day spike of 69,652 infections. The recoveries increased to 20,96,664, taking the recovery rate to 73.91 per cent, while the death toll climbed to 53,866 with 977 new fatalities. India's journey to reach almost 30 lakh cases took over 200 days since the emergence of the first case on January 30. On July 17, the country logged 10 lakh cases, which then doubled to 20 lakh in 20 days on August 7, while another over eight lakh cases came up in just 13 days. The total cases in the eight states, where the situation is most grim, add up to 22,09,116. The situation remains the worrisome in Maharashtra, which continues to record over 10,000 cases every day. The total cases in the state are 6,28,642 with 21,033 fatalities, both the highest in the country. It is the only state which has over five lakh cases.

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