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61% of Covid-19 recoveries reported from six states/UTs: Health ministry

IndiaTimes Saturday, 24 October 2020
About 61 per cent of the total recovered cases from Covid-19 are from six states and UTs of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, the Union health ministry said on Saturday.
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