New Delhi: With 5,08,953 total cases and over 15,000 fatalities, India continued to the fourth-worst hit country by COVID-19 across the globe. The Union Health Ministry has claimed that eight states — Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu, contributed 85.5 per cent of active Covid-19 cases and also accounted for 87 per cent deaths due to the viral infection.Also Read - COVID Positive Man In Kolkata Donates Body For Medical Research On Infection

“It was mentioned that presently eight states – Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal – contribute 85.5 percent active case load and 87 percent total deaths in India,” said a Health Ministry statement on the briefing it gave to the Group of Ministers (GoM) on the Covid-19 situation in the country. Also Read - International Flights: Singapore Airlines Begins Flight Operations From India Through VTL: Check Full Schedule Here

The ministry further said that the recovery rate has also steadily improved to reach 58.13 per cent. It took 110 days for coronavirus infections in the country to reach one lakh while just 39 days more to go past the five lakh-mark on June 27, an analysis of the data showed. The first COVID-19 case was recorded on January 30 in Kerala. Also Read - Delhi Metro Services To Resume As Per Regular Weekend Schedule On All Lines From Today

The data also showed there has been a surge of 3,18,418 infections from June 1 till 27. Unlock 1′ came into effect from June 1 as part of the graded exit from the national lockdown that was imposed on March 25.

On the other hand, the number of coronavirus  cases in the US topped 2.5 million, reaching 2,500,419, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. Meanwhile, the national death toll reached 125,434, according to the tally.

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