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15 districts account for 64% of Covid-19 cases, says Niti Aayog CEO

IndiaTimes Saturday, 9 May 2020
Fifteen districts are contributing 64% of the Covid-19 cases in the country and out of these five account for 50% of the cases, according to Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant. These five districts include Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Chennai. All of Delhi and all of Mumbai have been considered as a district each for the purpose of the study.
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