A health workers conducts Covid-19 coronavirus testing drive at Motilal Nagar,Goregaon in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
A health workers conducts Covid-19 coronavirus testing drive at Motilal Nagar,Goregaon in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Top 5 coronavirus-hit cities account for nearly 50% of India’s Covid-19 cases

Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra, Delhi, Ahmedabad in Gujarat, Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Jaipur in Rajasthan are among the cities with high Covid-19 cases in the country.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 11:45 AM IST

India is the fourth top country globally with the highest number of Covid-19 cases. With 308,993 total cases, India trails countries like the US, Brazil and Russia.

A massive chunk of India’s Covid-19 cases come from Maharashtra, around 32 percent. Maharashtra has over one lakh Covid-19 cases, and when clubbed with Tamil Nadu’s tally, the two states account for over 45 percent of Covid-19 cases in the country.

Top Covid-19 affected cities come the top-hit states. Mumbai, Pune and Thane in Maharashtra, Delhi, Ahmedabad in Gujarat, Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Jaipur in Rajasthan are among the cities with high Covid-19 cases in the country. Together, Covid-19 cases in Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Thane account for nearly half of the national Covid-19 tally.

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Top Covid-19 cities in India

Mumbai

India’s financial capital accounts for over half of the Covid-19 cases reported in the state. It is also the worst-hit city in the country. With 55,451 cases, Mumbai’s tally is higher than most the total number of cases reported in countries like Sweden, the Netherlands, Egypt, the UAE, among others. Over 2,000 people have died from coronavirus in the city.

Delhi

The national capital has been struggling with a high incidence of Covid-19 cases. In Delhi, the Covid-19 tally rose to 36,824 on Saturday, 13,398 patients have recovered here while 1,214 have died due to coronavirus.

Chennai

The city has reported over 27,000 Covid-19 cases which is around 70 percent of total Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu. As of Saturday, the number of coronavirus cases in the state stood at 40,698.

Thane

Another cities from worst-hit state, Maharashtra. Thane as reported over 16,000 Covid-19 cases. More than 400 people have succumbed to death here.

Ahmedabad

The city is the major contributor of Covid-19 cases in the state tally, accounting for nearly 16,000 cases till date. On Saturday, Gujarat’s coronavirus tally jumped to 22,527, the state has seen 1,415 Covid-19 fatalities so far.

Pune

Pune is Maharashtra third-worst Covid-19 city with over 11,000 cases. The Covid-19 death toll here stands at 459.

Indore

One of the top Covid-19 hotspots in Madhya Pradesh, Indore accounts to nearly 4,000 of state’s total 10,443 coronavirus cases.

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