NEW DELHI: Five states — Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, UP and Tamil Nadu — are leading the Covid-19 burden in the country accounting for 56% of the fresh 69,921 confirmed cases and 65.4% of 819 new deaths recorded on Monday.
Together these states have 62.2% of total 7,85,996 active cases, even as they also account for 58% of the total recoveries recorded in last 24 hours, health ministry data shows. The top three states — Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka — have 48.6% of active cases.
Maharashtra alone has 24.7% of active cases and over 22% of new deaths on Monday. West Bengal and Punjab are also seeing a significant surge with 52 and 49 deaths respectively on Monday.
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Delhi has a death toll of 4,444 — more than UP which has registered 3,486 deaths so far. However, Delhi recorded 18 deaths on Monday, as compared to 63 in UP.
The five high burden states contributed 60% of the total 36,91,166 confirmed cases reported from across the country till Monday. Of this, Maharashtra alone witnessed more than 21% cases.
Five states have posted the highest addition to the new cases — Maharashtra (11,852), Andhra Pradesh (10,004), Karnataka (6,495), Tamil Nadu (5,956) and UP (4,782). Together, they account for 56% of the new confirmed cases.


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