COVID-19: Centre Deputes Multi-Disciplinary High Level Central Teams to States Witnessing Spike in New Cases

New Delhi: The Centre has deputed high-level multi-disciplinary teams to Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir (UT) to ascertain reasons for the surge and coordinate with the State Health Departments in COVID-19 control and containment measures.

This has been informed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

India’s active caseload is 1,51,708 today comprising 1.37% of the total positive cases. This is largely attributable to the upsurge in daily new cases in some States. Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh have recorded a rise in daily new cases.

As many as 16,738 new daily cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours. 89.57% of the new cases are from 7 States.

Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 8,807. It is followed by Kerala with 4,106 while Punjab reported 558 new cases.

The Centre has also written to States/UTs to focus on undertaking aggressive measures to break the chain of transmission.

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