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Coronavirus state-wise tally August 30: COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra rise to 7.6 lakh

With more than 7.64 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (4.15 lakh) and Andhra Pradesh (4.14 lakh).

August 30, 2020 / 10:12 AM IST

Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra have crossed 7.6 lakh. It has now registered as many as 7,64,281 lakh cases as of August 30, 2020.

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

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The data was updated at 8.00 am on August 30 on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's website.

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> Maharashtra: 7,64,281 (includes recoveries, deaths and active cases)

> Tamil Nadu: 4,15,590

> Andhra Pradesh: 4,14,164

> Karnataka: 3,27,076

> Uttar Pradesh: 2,19,457

India has recorded more than 35.4 lakh cases of the novel coronavirus and 63,498 deaths. Of these, more than 7.6 lakh are active cases while over 27.1 lakh patients have recovered.

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 Islands51846251975442
2Andhra Pradesh97681-14903126878976379682
3Arunachal Pradesh1118-872754455
8Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu306221998382
13Himachal Pradesh1439164308159341
14Jammu and Kashmir7672109280206486857
19Madhya Pradesh13117-403464131017134522
30Tamil Nadu52726-2203557276045713787
34Uttar Pradesh53360-7091627414862335662
35West Bengal259963531276443312312653
*(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 30, 2020 10:12 am