Coronavirus

Covid-19 Updates: Cabinet Secretary Chairs Meeting with States, UTs; Advises 11 ‘States of Grave Concern’ to take Immediate Strict Measures

11 States covid imapct

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba has chaired a high-level review meeting with Chief Secretaries, DG Police and Health Secretaries of all states and union territories (UT) focussing for 11 states and UT that have been reporting a very high rise in daily cases and daily mortality due to Covid-19 in the last two weeks.

These states, categorised as ‘States of Grave Concern’, were advised to take up immediate and effective measures to ensure containment of active cases and daily deaths through Enhanced Testing, Strict Containment, Prompt Contact Tracing & Enforcement of Covid Appropriate Behaviour, and adherence of the standard Clinical Management Protocol shared earlier with all states and UTs, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said.

“It was emphasised that the centre shall continue to provide all resources and support to all states and UTs for public health measures and clinical management for fighting Covid-19,” it said

India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,15,69,241 today. The national Recovery Rate is 93.36%. While 44,202 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours, 714 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

Six States account for 85.85% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (481). Punjab follows with 57 daily deaths. Thirteen states/UTs have not reported any Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Odisha, Assam, Ladakh, D&D & D&N, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Sikkim, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, A&N Islands, and Arunachal Pradesh.

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