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Coronavirus state-wise tally August 6: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kerala near 30,000

With more than 4.68 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (2.73 lakh) and Andhra Pradesh (1.86 lakh).

India has recorded more than 19.64 lakh cases of the novel coronavirus and 40,699 deaths, according to the Union Health Ministry's latest update.

Of these, 5,95,501 are active cases while 13,28,336 have recovered.

The data was updated at 8.00 am on August 6 on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's website.

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With more than 4.68 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (2.73 lakh), Andhra Pradesh (1.86 lakh), Karnataka (1.51 lakh) and Delhi (1.4 lakh).

Across the country, 6,64,949 samples were tested for the novel coronavirus on August 5, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

Below is the coronavirus cases/deaths state-wise tally:

S. No.Name of State / UTActive Cases*Cured/Discharged/Migrated*Deaths**
TotalChange since yesterdayCumulativeChange since yesterdayCumulativeChange since yesterday
1Andaman and Nicobar Islands687 48 326 49 14 2
2Andhra Pradesh80426 1322 104354 8729 1681 77
3Arunachal Pradesh642 40 1210 105 3
4Assam14432 807 35892 1471 121 6
5Bihar22001 908 42414 2066 355 8
6Chandigarh535 64 71520
7Chhattisgarh2465 55 7871 258 71 2
8Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu404960 41 2
9Delhi10072 175 126116 890 4044 11
10Goa2072 171 5287 173 64 4
11Gujarat14680 10 49433 1057 2556 23
12Haryana6133 11 31960 734 455 7
13Himachal Pradesh1140 15 1762 52 14
14Jammu and Kashmir7285 162 15244 388 426 9
15Jharkhand9049 401 5703 539 136 8
16Karnataka73966 112 74679 5407 2804 100
17Kerala11524 46 17533 1234 94 7
18Ladakh421 21 1164 37 7
19Madhya Pradesh8741 15 26064 650 929 17
20Maharashtra146268 3810 305521 6165 16476 334
21Manipur1224 27 1862 48 7
22Meghalaya594 12 3305
23Mizoram251 29 286 4 0
24Nagaland1807 66 685 26 6 1
25Odisha13055 73 25738 1255 225 9
26Puducherry1700 148 2668 131 65 7
27Punjab6422 360 12943 452 491 29
28Rajasthan12678 437 33849 1017 745 13
29Sikkim496 13 303 4 1
30Tamil Nadu54184 968 214815 6031 4461 112
31Telengana20358 790 52103 1289 589 13
32Tripura1901 28 3793 68 31 1
33Uttarakhand2923 143 5233 386 98 3
34Uttar Pradesh41973 751 60558 3287 1857 40
35West Bengal22992 677 58962 2078 1846 61
Total#595501 9257 1328336 46121 40699 904
*(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, more than 1.8 crore infections and over 7 lakh deaths have been reported due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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First Published on Aug 6, 2020 10:00 am
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