Covid-19 deaths picking up in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh
The toll is rising steadily in the two states, while the growth has slowed down in recent hotspots of southern India
The pace of growth in covid-19 deaths has slowed down from earlier levels in southern India in recent days. However, states such as Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Assam are now reporting a steady rise in their toll. In the last seven days, each of these states saw their death counts rise at least 35%, data from the health ministry showed.