COVID-19 India: Seven states including Punjab witness upsurge in coronavirus cases

COVID-19 India: 7 states including Punjab witness rise in coronavirus cases

COVID-19 India: While India’s Active Caseload stands at 1,51,708, seven states including Punjab are witnessing an upsurge in coronavirus cases.

The seven states which are recording a rise in daily new cases of coronavirus include Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh.

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Maharashtra continued to report the highest daily new cases at 8,807 followed by Kerala with 4,106 while Punjab reported 558 new cases of coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the Centre has deputed high-level multi-disciplinary teams to Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir (UT).

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The teams will work to ascertain reasons for the surge and coordinate with the State Health Departments in COVID-19 control and containment measures. The Centre has written to States and UTs to focus on aggressive measures to break the chain of transmission.

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Also, these states have been advised to increase testing in a focussed manner in the affected districts with the appropriate split of RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests and to also ensure that all symptomatic negatives of antigen tests are compulsorily tested via RT-PCR tests.

They have been advised to review the emerging situation on a daily basis with concerned District officials to ensure that gains made so far in COVID management are not lost.

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