High-level central groups have been despatched to 4 extra states — Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh — to assist the state governments sort out the Covid surge. Last week, the Union Government has despatched groups to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur. All these states have been both reporting an increase within the variety of energetic instances.
“These three-member teams will visit the districts reporting high number of COVID-19 cases and support the state efforts towards strengthening containment, surveillance, testing, infection prevention and control measures, and efficient clinical management of the positive cases. The Central teams shall also guide in effectively managing the challenges related to timely diagnosis and follow up,” the federal government mentioned in a press release.
Over the final 24 hours, the variety of coronavirus instances within the nation rose by 45,209, taking the overall variety of infections to 90.95 lakh, authorities knowledge confirmed. Delhi continues to be the worst-affected by way of day by day spike, which has remained on an upward spiral because the final week of October.
The authorities in Haryana’s Gurgaon and Faridabad, and Gautam Budh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, have began random testing of individuals coming into the cities from Delhi.
Some cities in Rajasthan — Including Jodhpur, Kota, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara and state capital Jaipur — have imposed an evening curfew amid a spike in COVID-19 instances within the state. No one besides these offering important and emergency providers will likely be allowed to be on roads between eight pm and 6 am within the state.
The hill state of Himachal Pradesh has seen near 38,000 instances. The variety of fatalities crossed the 500-mark on Saturday, with 18 extra folks succumbing to the an infection, well being division knowledge confirmed. The variety of infections stands at 33,701 with 915 new instances and 510 folks have died.
In Punjab, 4,595 folks have died from the illness. On Saturday, knowledge confirmed that 719 folks examined optimistic over 24 hours, pushing the an infection tally to 1,45,667.
Uttar Pradesh additionally registered a excessive variety of instances and deaths With 24 fatalities within the state during the last 24 hours, the overall rose to 7,524. The variety of instances surged to five,24,223 with 2,326 new infections.
Chhattisgarh’s coronavirus depend climbed to 2,21,688 on Saturday after 2,284 folks examined optimistic over 24 hours. With 22 extra deaths, the state has logged 2,713 fatalities.