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COVID-19 clusters identified by Health Ministry

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The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today identified COVID-19 clusters in India. They reported that almost seventy percent of the country’s active cases of COVID-19 can be sourced from eight states and union territories.

Per the Health Ministry, the states and union territories of Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal account for 69.59 percent of India’s active cases of COVID-19 – the disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) or, simply, coronavirus. Similarly, according to the Ministry, ten states and union territories account for 83.8 percent of deaths due to COVID-19. Those states and union territories are Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. 

At the time of writing, India has recorded 9,325,786 total cases of COVID-19 according to Worldometer data. Of these cases, 456,807 are active. The country trails the United States in terms of the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 thus far. India trails only the United States and Brazil in terms of the number of active cases at the present moment. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 135,906 people have lost their lives in India. 

Despite the country being the world’s second most-affected as far as confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections go, it does continue to boast a high recovery rate. November 25th saw the country post a 93.72 percent recovery rate among those infected with the novel coronavirus. As of Friday, November 27th, active cases accounted for just 4.89 percent of the total according to the Union Health Ministry. 

In testing terms, meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) reported more than 13.48 crore samples tested for the novel coronavirus as of November 24th.

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