It has been decided by the Union Health Ministry to depute two multi-disciplinary teams to Kerala and Maharashtra as these two states are contributing to almost 70 percent of total Covid-19 active cases, to collaborate with state health authorities in establishing public health measures for virus management.
The ministry said, at the time when all the states and union territories are showing a decreasing trend in the number of cases and deaths due to Covid-19, Maharashtra and Kerala continue to report a large number of cases.
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“At present, these two states alone are contributing to almost 70 per cent of active Covid-19 cases in the country,” it said.
According to the health ministry data updated at 8 am on Tuesday, Maharashtra has 44,944 active cases while Kerala has 69,456 active cases.
India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1.04cr (1,04,48,406) today with a Recovery Rate of 97.05%.
13,423 patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours.
85.09% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 9 States/UTs. pic.twitter.com/M6DSBMhpPX
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The Central team to Maharashtra comprises experts drawn from National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and RML Hospital, New Delhi.
Senior officials from the Ministry of Health along with experts from Regional Office of Health and Family Welfare, Thiruvananthapuram and Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi will be comprised in the Kerala team.
The ministry informed that the teams shall work closely with the state health departments, take stock of on ground situations and recommend necessary public health interventions to contain the large number of cases being reported by these states.