India, Jan. 2 -- Five states in India have contributed nearly 62% of the country's active cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), which stands at 254,254, the Union ministry of health and family welfare said on Saturday. Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh, the health ministry said, together contributed 157,106 to the country's current tally of active cases.

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Kerala with 65,381 cases, Maharashtra with 54,045, Uttar Pradesh with 14,260, West Bengal with 11,985 and Chhattisgarh with 11,435 infections had added most to the country's caseload, the health ministry said. Among all the states and Union territories (UT), only six have active cases in excess of 10,000 of whic...