In the battle against the Coronavirus, the Centre has dispatched high-level teams to four more states. The states – Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, and Uttar Pradesh have reported a surge in cases over the last few weeks. These teams will tackle the virus and provide Covid-19 management and response in the states.
According to the Union Health Ministry, these states have either reported a significant rise in the number of active cases as well as a rise in the daily new Covid infection cases.
The ministry said that the three-member teams will visit districts that have reported a high number of COVID-19 cases. They also mentioned that the teams would support the state efforts for stepping up the following:
- Infection Prevention and Control measures
- Efficient clinical management of positive cases
The ministry also added, “The Central teams shall also guide in effectively managing the challenges related to timely diagnosis and follow up.”
The Union Government also sent teams to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Manipur last week after witnessing a rise in the number of active cases.
The spike in Coronavirus cases continue to go upwards in Delhi
India’s present active caseload has further declined to 4,40,962. This comprises 4.85 percent of the total cases. The national COVID-19 recovery rate has although seen progress to 93.69 percent with the country registering 43,493 new recoveries in a span of 24 hours. This makes the total recovered cases to 85,21,617. The ministry pointed out that the gap between recovered and active cases is steadily increasing and currently stands at 80,80,655.
The number of Coronavirus cases increased by 45,209 over the last 24 hours. Delhi is the worst affected in terms of a daily surge in cases. Since the last week of October, cases in Delhi have risen significantly.
Authorities in Haryana’s Gurgaon and Faridabad have started testing people randomly who have entered into the cities from Delhi. The same is also happening in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Budh Nagar.
The government of Rajasthan has also inflicted a night curfew in several cities due to the spike in cases. These include Jodhpur, Kota, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, and capital Jaipur. Only essential service providers and emergency services would be allowed to go out on roads from 8 PM to 6 AM in the state.
Himachal Pradesh has reported approximately 38,000 cases. 510 people died of the infection and 915 new cases were reported soon.
In Punjab, the total number of people infected reached 1,45,667. According to government data, 4,595 people died from the disease in Punjab and 719 new cases were reported over 25 hours.
UP has also seen a drastic rise in cases. They have reported 7,524 fatalities. With 2,326 new cases in the last 24 hours, the tally of infected people reached 5,24,223.
Chhattisgarh’s Covid case tally reached 2,21,688 after 2,284 new cases were reported on Saturday. They have recorded 2,713 deaths due to the virus.