Centre Asks Kerala Govt To Update Covid Numbers As Cases Are On Rise, Check Details

The Centre has asked the Kerala government to update the daily COVID counts as the cases are on rise in the country. In the last 24 hours India has reported a 90% spike in the new cases with a 165 % increase in the positivity rate.

In the statement the Union Health Ministry noted hat it is important to daily update coronavirus data for taking proactive steps to tackle new variants. There is a need for continued intensive monitoring at State and District level to detect emerging challenges and undertake suitable steps for preparedness and management of Covid-19. We need to continue maintaining an effective watch and take pre-emptied action to contain any imminent surge, it said.

The statement mentioned, “Daily and diligent reporting of data is critical to arrive at a meaningful understanding of pandemic in the districts, state & national level and ensure that any anomalies, surge or emerging trends can be captured in a timely manner. This is especially relevant as it is a highly infectious disease and also has an associated risk of the emergence of new \variants. Quick and continuous update of data will assist in India’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and will help not only in tracking and monitoring but will also help in defining the strategies and plans at the Centre, State and District level.”

Union Health Ministry has regularly emphasized the need for a robust reporting mechanism of monitoring state-wise cases and deaths on daily basis. Since the start of the pandemic, the government has been receiving relevant data daily which has helped in proactive analysis and strategy building at the national level. It has been observed that Kerala has reported its State ie\/eI CoVid-19 data after a gap of 5 days (since 13’h April), the statement said.

This has impacted and skewed the status of India s key monitoring indicators like cases, deaths, and positivity. India has reported a 90% increase in new cases, and 165% increase in positivity in a single day.

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