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Coronavirus state-wise tally August 22: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu at 3.6 lakh

With more than 6.5 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (3.6 lakh) and Andhra Pradesh (3.3 lakh).

August 23, 2020 / 08:29 AM IST

India has recorded more than 29.75 lakh cases of the novel coronavirus and 55,794 deaths, according to the Union Health Ministry's latest update.

Of these, over 6,97,330 are active cases while more than 22,22,577 have recovered.

The data was updated at 8.00 am on August 22 on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's website.

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With more than 6.5 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (3.6 lakh) and Andhra Pradesh (3.3 lakh).


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Across the country, 10,23,836 samples were tested for the novel coronavirus on August 21, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said. This is the first time 10 lakh or more samples have been tested in India in a 24-hour period.

Globally, more than 2.28 crore infections and over 7.93 lakh deaths have been reported due to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a Reuters tally.

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 Islands971+401744106321
2Andhra Pradesh87803-6262440458827309291
3Arunachal Pradesh996-282125325
8Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu428-271652252
13Himachal Pradesh1469-393234149252
14Jammu and Kashmir6973-592380558059315
19Madhya Pradesh10928-14638527987118514
30Tamil Nadu53413-13030767757646340101
34Uttar Pradesh47785+7261266575567279764
35West Bengal27804-1081018713082268955
*(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
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first published: Aug 22, 2020 09:49 am
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