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Coronavirus outbreak: These 10 cities together account for 59% of India's total COVID-19 cases

DNA Thursday, 7 May 2020
Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Chennai, Indore, Thane, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Kolkata have recorded 31,233 cases.
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On today's Covid-19 news wrap, Vikram Chandra analyses the geographical concentration of Coronavirus in India. Data shows us that the Coronavirus crisis in India is centred around a couple of cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Thane, Pune, Indore and Ahmedabad. Fresh cases in the country are also coming...

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Mumbai Mumbai Megacity in Maharashtra, India

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Delhi Delhi Megacity and union territory of India, containing the national capital

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Pune Pune Metropolis in Maharashtra, India

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Jaipur Jaipur Metropolis in Rajasthan, India

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