Maharashtra, TN have 50% of India's Covid cases
July 14, 2020  16:25
Union Health Ministry briefs the media over the COVID-19 situation. Highlights:

-- 86% of the total cases are confined to 10 states. Two of these have 50% of these cases - Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu - and eight other states have 36% cases, says Rajesh Bhushan, OSD, Ministry of Health. 

-- There are 20 states that have a recovery rate which is more than the national average. India's national average is 63%. Of these states Uttar Pradesh has a recovery rate of 64%, Odisha 67%, Assam 65%, Gujarat 70%, Tamil Nadu has a recovery rate of 65%. 

-- In May, the recovery rate was around 26 per cent which rose to 48 per cent by May end and further increased to around 63 per cent by July 12 in the country. Recovery rates in 20 states are higher than the national recovery rate.

-- Between May 2 to May 30, number of active COVID-19 cases was more than recovered cases. After that, the difference between number of active and recovered cases is rising. Today, number of recovered cases is 1.8 times higher than the active cases.
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