Covid-19: Maharashtra cases hit 2 million, 19% of India’s total | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Covid-19 caseload in Maharashtra crossed the two-million (20 lakh) mark on Thursday. Maharashtra has recorded more cases than the next two worst-hit states, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, put together.
The Covid-19 case count is yet to touch one million in any other state, with Karnataka’s tally the closest at over 9.3 lakh. If Maharashtra were a country, it would figure at the 11th spot in the list of nations with the highest number of cases. At 19.4% of India’s total caseload, the state accounts for one in every five Covid-19 infections detected in the country so far.
Maharashtra reached the grim milestone more than 10 months after reporting its first Covid-19 case. On Thursday, 2,886 more people tested positive for the infection, taking the state’s total to 20,00,878. The state had crossed the one-million case mark in the second week of September. In the past few days, Maharashtra and Kerala have been the only two states reporting fresh cases in four figures. On Thursday, the two states had 63% share in fresh cases detected in the country, with Kerala alone contributing 43%. Kerala recorded 6,334 infections out of 14,617 new cases reported on Thursday. There were 161 Covid-related deaths recorded on Thursday.

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