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Coronavirus state-wise tally September 26: Maharashtra total crosses 13 lakh, state’s death toll near 35,000

With more than 13 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Andhra Pradesh (6.6 lakh) and Tamil Nadu (5.6 lakh).

September 26, 2020 / 10:12 AM IST

Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally crossed the 13-lakh mark on September 25 with the single-day addition of 17,794 more cases, the state health department said. About 416 more fatalities took the death toll in the state to 34,761.

With over 13 lakh cases, Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally remains the highest among Indian states and union territories, according to the Union Health Ministry's latest update.

The data was updated at 8.00 am on September 26 on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's website.

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> Maharashtra - 13,00,757 cases (includes recoveries, deaths and active cases)

> Andhra Pradesh - 6,61,458 cases

> Tamil Nadu - 5,69,370 cases

> Karnataka - 5,57,212 cases

> Uttar Pradesh - 3,78,533 cases

India has recorded more than 59 lakh cases of the novel coronavirus and 93,379 deaths. Of these, more than 9.6 lakh are active cases while over 48.4 lakh have recovered.

Across the country, 13.4 samples were tested for the novel coronavirus on September 25, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

Below is the coronavirus cases/deaths state-wise tally:
S. No.
Name of State / UT
Active Cases*Cured/Discharged/Migrated*Deaths**
TotalChange since yesterdayCumulativeChange since yesterdayCumulativeChange since yesterday
1Andaman and Nicobar Islands1791035282552
2Andhra Pradesh6768316705881698695560648
3Arunachal Pradesh2427-96623015914
8Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu18282805202
13Himachal Pradesh3976895462941577
14Jammu and Kashmir19170281495571478110521
19Madhya Pradesh22198546932382743215230
30Tamil Nadu46386195138365626914872
34Uttar Pradesh5939719033136866075545084
35West Bengal25374-1532110202978466559
*(Including foreign nationals)
**(More than 70 percent cases due to comorbidities)
#State-wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation
#Figures are being reconciled with ICMR

Globally, there have been over 3.23 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 9.83 lakh people have died so far.

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first published: Sep 26, 2020 10:12 am
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