Six states continue to see a rise in new coronavirus cases (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, accounting for 86.37 per cent of new infections in the world, according to the Centre. Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Gujarat are the six states, according to the government.
Centre advises States to maintain Strict Vigil, undertake measures for Effective Containment
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On Wednesday, high-level multidisciplinary teams were dispatched to Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir to investigate the cause of the outbreak and coordinate with state health departments in Covid-19 monitoring and containment efforts. The states have become a point of contention.
States have been urged to increase Covid-19 testing and build plans for future super-spreading incidents.
“The Center has advised States to follow appropriate monitoring policies for future super-spreading incidents. The need for effective testing, thorough surveillance, prompt isolation of positive cases and rapid quarantine of close contacts have also been strongly emphasised,” said the Ministry of Health of the Union in a statement.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan also wrote a letter to Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, and Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday requesting the six states and one Union territory to focus on aggressive initiatives.
On Wednesday, Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan sent a letter to Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, and Jammu and Kashmir, urging the six states and one Union territory to concentrate on aggressive steps to break the chain of transmission and ensure that RT-PCR testing is increased to identify undetected cases.
For the fourth day in a row, Maharashtra registered over 8,000 new coronavirus cases on Saturday. There were 8,623 new cases and 3,638 recoveries recorded by the department. Kerala registered 3,792 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 10, 56,149. In the last 24 hours, the state has reported 18 deaths, raising the number to 18.
There were 8,623 new cases and 3,638 recoveries recorded by the department. Kerala registered 3,792 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 10, 56,149. In the last 24 hours, 18 people have died in the state, raising the overall death toll to 4,182.
On Saturday, 595 new Covid-19 cases were registered in Punjab, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 1,81,597. In Punjab, a total of 5,825 people have died. On Saturday, Karnataka recorded 523 new coronavirus cases and six deaths, raising the total number of cases and deaths to 9,50,730 and 12,326 respectively. On Saturday, Tamil Nadu registered 486 new Covid-19 cases, raising the total number of cases to 8,51,063 and the death toll to 12,493.
Gujarat registered 451 new coronavirus positive cases on Saturday, raising the total number of infections to 2,69,482. On Saturday, another person died of Covid-19 disease, taking the total death toll in Gujarat to 4,409.
The health ministry’s data updated at 8 a.m. on Sunday revealed that India had reported 16,752 new Covid-19 cases and 113 deaths in the previous 24 hours. As a result, the country’s coronavirus caseload has risen to 11,096,731, with 164,511 active cases and 10,775,169 discharges.
On March 1, the country will begin the second phase of its Covid-19 vaccination programme for people over the age of 60 and those over 45 with comorbidities. Armed forces and police officers will be included in the second vaccination process. The government has enlisted the support of 20,000 private hospitals and 10,000 government centres to achieve this.