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With 1,61,736 cases registered in the past 24 hours, the second wave of COVID-19 in India is at a disruptive rise. Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and seven other states account for 80% of the total cases as per the data released from the Union Health Ministry suggests.

Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Kerala are the other 7 states that have contributed highly to the spike.

With 51, 751 cases, Maharashtra reported the highest number of cases followed by Uttar Pradesh which reported 13,604 cases and Chattisgarh which reported 13,576 cases.

Delhi CM Arwind Kejriwal confirmed that Delhi had reported over 13,500 cases on Tuesday. Currently, India has 12,64,698 active cases of the virus and this accounts for 9.24% of the country’s total infection. 63,689 new cases have been added to the active caseload within the past 24 hours.

Maharashtra, alone, accounts for 44.78% of India’s total active caseload whereas, it, along with Chattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala cumulatively account for 68.85%.

In the states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Kerala, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, cases are on a consistent spike.

With 97,168 recoveries recorded in the past 24 hours, India’s total recovery now stands at 1,22,53,697. 879 deaths were reported within the past 24 hours with Maharashtra reporting 258 casualties followed by Chattisgarh which reported 132 deaths.

Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Ladakh, Daman and Diu & Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Tripura, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Arunachal Pradesh are among the thirteen states and UTs that have not reported any COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours

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