In view of the rising cases in 6 states, the Union Health Ministry has sent a high-level multi-disciplinary team to take preventive measures of Covid. These states are Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Manipur where new cases of corona are being reported more. The high-level multi-disciplinary team sent to these states will consist of two people, one doctor and one public health expert.
These teams will help the states in covid management and to deal effectively with the epidemic. The teams will immediately visit the states and cover COVID-19 management, especially testing, surveillance and control. Apart from this, following Covid Appropriate Behavior, the team will check the availability of beds in hospitals, adequate supplies including ambulances, ventilators, medical oxygen etc. and COVID-19 vaccination have to be implemented rapidly. The teams will monitor the situation and suggest remedial action.
India recorded 46,617 new Covid-19 cases in the 24 hours ending 8 am Friday, taking the country’s total to over 3.04 crore. Out of these, active cases declined to over 5.09 lakh while over 2.95 crore people have recovered after testing positive. Kerala continues to be the only state reporting more than 10,000 cases a day. With 853 new deaths, the death toll surpassed 4 lakh. Maharashtra accounts for 1.25 lakh of these, while Karnataka has reported over 35,000. Tamil Nadu has seen more than 32,000 deaths till now.