India records 1129 new Covid-19 deaths, 83 per cent from these 10 States

In past 24 hours, India has recorded around 1,129, of which 83% were from 10 states/UTs. Maharashtra topped the list with 479 deaths followed by Uttar Pradesh and Punjab with 87 and 64 deaths, respectively. Below the top three, were Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, who recorded 63 and 61 deaths.

Among new cases, there were 86,508 additions in past 24 hours, with 75% of them from 10 states/UTs. Maharashtra continues to top this list. It has alone contributed more than 21,000 followed by Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka with more than more than 7,000 and 6,000 cases respectively.

This is was the sixth consecutive day when India witnessed lesser new cases than recoveries. India has substantially ramped up its testing infrastructure across the country. As on date, there are 1810 labs including 1082 government and 728 private labs.

11,56,569 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. The total number of tests has crossed 6.74 cr today.