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.
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).
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.
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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