Centre sends teams to UP, Punjab & Himachal to support states in fight against COVID-19
With a high number of recoveries daily, India’s overall recovery rate has risen to 93.69 per cent
Amid an outbreak of fresh cases, the central government has rushed its special teams to three states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh to support the States in COVID response and management. However, with a high number of recoveries, the recovery rate has touched an all-time high of 93.69 per cent.
According to the official statement by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the states have been reporting a rise in the number of active cases including the patients who are hospitalized or are in home isolation under medical supervision, or demonstrating a rise in the daily new cases.
The teams of three members each will visit the districts reporting high numbers of cases of the infection to support the State efforts towards strengthening containment, surveillance, testing, infection prevention and control measures, and efficient clinical management of the positive cases, it said.
“The Central teams shall also guide in effectively managing the challenges related to timely diagnosis and follow up,” the ministry said in a statement. Earlier on November 20, the high-level teams were sent to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur, and Chhattisgarh.
However, with a high number of recoveries, India’s overall recovery rate has risen to 93.69 per cent. In the past 24 hours, India reported a total of 43,493 new recoveries taking the total recovered cases to 85,21,617.
“The gap between Recovered cases and Active cases is steadily increasing and presently stands at 80,80,655,” the latest data released by the Health Ministry suggested.
The highest number of recoveries were reported from Delhi with 6,963 patients recovering in the past 24 hours followed by 6,719 of Kerala and 4,088 of Maharashtra. Around 3,794 recoveries were seen in West Bengal.
Haryana, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh each reported over 2,000 recoveries while Rajasthan, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh reported close to 2,000 recoveries each.
On the other hand, India reported a total of 45,209 new cases of COVID-19 and 501 fresh deaths in the past 24 hours with Delhi continuing to be the largest contributor of cases in the country.
The National Capital reported a total of 5,879 cases and 111 new deaths, the highest in the country, in the past 24 hours. Kerala reported around 5,772 cases and 25 new deaths while Maharashtra reported 5,760 cases and 62 deaths in the past 24 hours.
So far, India has reported around 90,95,806 cases including 1,33,227 deaths.