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Patna: A student sanitises her hands as she enters an examination centre to appear for the JEE 2020 entrance papers, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Patna,  (PTI)
Patna: A student sanitises her hands as she enters an examination centre to appear for the JEE 2020 entrance papers, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Patna, (PTI)

Three states account for nearly half of India's active covid cases

India's COVID-19 case tally reached 36,91,167 including 7,85,996 active cases, 28,39,883 cured/discharged/migrated.

There are currently 7,85,996 active cases in India and three states Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka has nearly half of all the active cases in the country.Maharashtra has 1,94,399 active cases, Andhra Pradesh has 1,00,276 and Karnataka has 87,254 cases till today, according to the ministry of health.

As many as 69,921 new COVID-19 positive cases and 819 deaths were reported in the country in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW).

India's COVID-19 case tally reached 36,91,167 including 7,85,996 active cases, 28,39,883 cured/discharged/migrated.

65,288 people have succumbed to the disease in the country.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 10.16 lakh samples were tested on Monday and over 4.33 crore samples have been tested so far in the country.

The Union Health Ministry informed that the average daily recovered cases (week wise) have grown 4 times from 15,000 in the first week of July to 61,700 in last week of August.

"Average daily recovered cases (week wise) have grown 4 times from 15,000 in 1st week of July to 61,700 in last week of August," MOHFW tweeted.

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