COVID-19 Update: Centre rushes teams to 4 states, active cases in India remain below 5%
The Centre is also planning to send teams to other states and UTs as well which are reporting more cases of COVID-19
The central government today rushed teams to the four states of Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur amid the outbreak of the virus in the states, as part of its efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the active caseload in India remains under 5 per cent.
According to a statement released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the teams have been sent to the four states to carry out containment, surveillance, testing, infection prevention and control measures. The Ministry said that the teams will also guide the states in effectively managing the challenges related to timely diagnosis and follow up.
“The Union Government has advised the State/UT governments to adopt aggressive and widespread testing to ensure that the missed out and undetected positive COVID-19 cases are promptly identified for timely and effective tracing, containment and subsequent treatment,” the Ministry said in a statement.
The Centre is also planning to send teams to other states and UTs as well which are reporting more cases of COVID-19.
Amid this, the active caseload in the country remains to be below 5 per cent of the total positive cases. India’s present active caseload of 4,43,794 comprises 4.93% of India’s total positive cases.
This is due to the recoveries surpassing the new reported cases on a daily basis. In the past 24 hours, India has reported a total of 44,807 new recoveries taking the total recovered cases to 84,28,409 and the recovery rate to 93.60 per cent.
The maximum number of recoveries were reported from Kerala with 6860 recoveries in the past 24 hours followed by 6,685 of Delhi and 5,860 of Maharashtra.
Around 3,990 recoveries were reported from West Bengal in the past 24 hours. Tamil Nadu and Haryana each reported over 2,000 recoveries while Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh reported close to 2,000 recoveries each.
On the other hand, around 45,882 cases and 584 deaths were reported from across the country.
Delhi remained the largest contributor with 7,546 cases and 98 deaths followed by 5,722 cases and 26 deaths of Kerala. Maharashtra also reported around 5,535 cases and 154 deaths, the highest across the country.
With this, the total number of cases in the country crossed the 90-lakh mark to reach 90,04,365 cases including 1,32,162 deaths.