Coronavirus: These states are at the worst right now

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020, 03:43:54 PM IST

Even as India has crossed the mark of 1.25 lakh cases, many states and districts in India are free of the virus.

There are only a few states and districts that have reported the most number of cases, and account to more than 50% of cases in the country.

Maharashtra stands first with 30,482 active cases. Tamil Nadu is next with 7,527 active cases, followed by Gujarat with 6,586, Delhi with 6,214 and Madhya Pradesh with 2,801.

These five states have accounted to more than 77% of the total number of cases in the country.

India has seen the highest spike in the number of cases in the last 24 hours, with over 6,000 cases. This could mean that India is very close to its peak. Once India reaches its peak, the number of new cases can be expected to drop, giving the country a much needed breather.

In the meantime, India has entered the fourth phase of its nationwide lockdown, wherein a few relaxations have been given all over the country.