Centre rushes teams to Kerala, Maharashtra reporting surge in COVID-19 cases
The Minister also said that the Centre is monitoring the developments by state governments.
Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar on Monday said the Central government has already sent teams to the states where Covid-19 cases are rising.
The newly appointed Minister said that the government is working closely to fight the spread of the infection further. The Minister also said that the Centre is monitoring the developments by state governments.
Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar said, "Central government's team is working on the ground. We are continuously monitoring the situation, taking feedbacks from State governments regularly." Pawar said that the Central government has given guidelines and the state governments need to follow this and urged people to wear masks and avoid crowded places.
She further said that government will take more measures to contain Covid-19 and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandavia is regularly conducting meetings. "He had meetings yesterday as well," she said.
Some of the states in India are again witnessing the surge in the number of Covid-19 cases.
According to the Union Health Ministry on Monday, India reported 37,154 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The current active caseload in the county stands at 4,50,899. The active cases constitute 1.46% of the total cases.
Two of the most affected states, Kerala recorded 12,220 cases on Sunday, while Maharashtra reported 8,535 fresh coronavirus positive cases. With 97 new fatalities, the death toll mounted to 14,586. Test positivity rate in the state was recorded at 10.48%. Meanwhile, the state of Maharashtra reported 156 fatalities in the last 24 hours.
Speaking about the concerns of the new delta variant in states, Pawar had said, "Maharashtra definitely reeling under the impact of Covid-19 and witnessed a new delta variant. The cases have gone up in Kerala as well. A decline in cases has begun yet cases are comparatively high in these states.
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