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Coronavirus state-wise tally September 27: Delhi COVID-19 count rises to 2.67 lakh as India inches closer to 60-lakh-mark

With more than 13.2 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Andhra Pradesh (6.6 lakh) and Tamil Nadu (5.7 lakh).

September 27, 2020 / 10:20 AM IST
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Delhi's COVID-19 tally jumped to 2.67 lakh on September 26, after more than 3,300 new cases were recorded in the previous 24-hour period. The national capital has seen 5,193 deaths due to the disease.

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 27 on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's website.

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> Maharashtra - 13,21,176 cases (includes recoveries, deaths and active cases)

> Andhra Pradesh - 6,68,751 cases

> Tamil Nadu - 5,75,017 cases

> Karnataka - 5,66,023 cases

> Uttar Pradesh - 3,82,835 cases

India has recorded more than 59.9 lakh cases of the novel coronavirus and 94,503 deaths. Of these, more than 9.5 lakh are active cases while over 49.4 lakh have recovered.

Across the country, 9.8 lakh samples were tested for the novel coronavirus on September 26, 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 Islands171835512352
2Andhra Pradesh6579418895972949125566357
3Arunachal Pradesh2458-31639716714
8Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu163192831262
13Himachal Pradesh4104-12897281821647
14Jammu and Kashmir18430740514941937112520
19Madhya Pradesh22228-30954902252218129
30Tamil Nadu46336505194485612923385
34Uttar Pradesh5708623113202326546551767
35West Bengal25544-1702139752955472156
*(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 3.26 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 9.88 lakh people have died so far.

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first published: Sep 27, 2020 10:20 am