Covid-19: Centre rushes high level teams to Kerala, K’taka, Raj, Chhattisgarh, WB

New Delhi: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has deputed high level Central teams to Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal. These States have been reporting a surge in the number of new Covid cases in the recent days.

According to an official statement, each team comprises of a Joint Secretary (nodal officer for the respective State), one public health expert to look after the public health aspects, one clinician to look after infection prevention practices, clinical management protocol being followed by the State.

The teams will 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 total cases in Kerala are 3,17,929 which form 4.3 per cent of the total cases. The cases per million stand at 8906. Total number of recovered cases is 2,22,231 accounting for recovery rate of 69.90 per cent. The active cases are 94,609 (comprising 11.8 per cent of the total national figure). Total deaths in the State are 1089. Karnataka is accounting for 10.1 per cent of the national figure. It has 11,010 cases per million population.


NT Bureau