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Coronavirus state-wise tally November 20: West Bengal's COVID-19 tally rises to 4.4 lakh, death toll nears 8,000

India has recorded more than 90 lakh COVID-19 cases and 1.32 lakh deaths. Of these, more than 4.43 lakh are active cases while over 84 lakh have recovered.
Nov 20, 2020 / 10:21 AM IST
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West Bengal's COVID-19 death toll mounted to 7,873 on November 19 after 53 more people succumbed to the disease. The case tally went up to 4.45 lakh with 3,620 fresh cases, the state health department said. The number of active cases in the state at present is 25,873.

With over 17.36 lakh coronavirus cases and 46,356 deaths, Maharashtra continues to remain the most affected state, according to the Union Health Ministry's latest update.

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The data was updated at 8 am on November 20 on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's website.

India has recorded more than 90 lakh cases of the novel coronavirus and 1.32 lakh deaths. Of these, more than 4.43 lakh are active cases while over 84 lakh have recovered.

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Here are the five most-affected states:

1. Maharashtra - 17,63,055 cases 2. Karnataka - 8,67,780 cases 3. Andhra Pradesh - 8,58,711 cases 4. Tamil Nadu - 7,64,989 cases

5. Kerala - 5,43,513 cases

Across the country, 10.8 lakh samples were tested for the novel coronavirus on November 19, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said. So far, a total of 12.95 crore samples have been tested for COVID-19.

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 Islands154437815 61
2Andhra Pradesh16516469 8339801696 6899
3Arunachal Pradesh118230 1471571 48
4Assam328544 206611210 969
5Bihar5349193 221272604 1201
6Chandigarh108155 1483389 253
7Chhattisgarh18770209 1939971816 264623 
8Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu2932742
9Delhi42458454 4526836901 7943131 
10Goa136419 44310178 670
11Gujarat124571753621274 3823
12Haryana19543390 1854032142 209330 
13Himachal Pradesh6901129 24025519 47513 
14Jammu and Kashmir557015 96972580 1613
15Jharkhand263732 103171280 934
16Karnataka25165177 8291881947 1157821 
17Kerala69516675 4684607066 194328 
18Ladakh924660566 94
19Madhya Pradesh9338278 174202918 311513 
20Maharashtra812071697 16301116608 46202100 
21Manipur282890 19259194 231
22Meghalaya75319 1001459 103
23Mizoram48717 302149 5
24Nagaland1255117 905760 54
25Odisha7568450 3017771303 157515 
26Puducherry705138 35152194 608
27Punjab5937116 132917651 454131 
28Rajasthan19478445 2107791721 210112 
29Sikkim30012 418238 95
30Tamil Nadu14470615 7372812311 1153118 
31Telangana12682386 2467331440 1419
32Tripura99730856106 364
33Uttarakhand414718 64032429 1128
34Uttar Pradesh21954212 4872212529 744129 
35West Bengal26296815 4077694429 782054 
Total#4433033502 838360248493 131578585 
*(Including foreign Nationals)
**( more than 70% cases due to comorbidities )
#States wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation
#Our figures are being reconciled with ICMR

Globally, more than 5.65 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 13.53 lakh have died so far.

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first published: Nov 20, 2020 10:21 am

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