States with high Covid19 cases: India has recorded the highest ever single-day cases of 2,00,739 COVID-19 infections. The ten states with high COVID-19 cases are being monitored by the centre.
The Home Ministry and Health Ministry are monitoring the data from ten states with high Covid19 positive cases. The states being Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh.
The country reported over 1.5 lakh new cases per day since April 11. Recently, it recorded the highest ever single-day cases of 2,00,739 COVID-19 infections. This has contributed to the overall tally being 1,40,74,564, according to official data released on Thursday.
The Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla and Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan chaired a high-level meeting to review the status of healthcare facilities in Madhya Pradesh being one of the highly infected states. Similar meetings have been lined up for the other nine states, according to reports.
The official said that the ten states identified by the centre were reporting over 50,000 active cases each; some, like Maharashtra (over six lakh active cases), Chhattisgarh (1.19 lakh), UP (1.12 lakh) and Karnataka (over 85,000) were of particular worry, and a priority for the centre.
The states with high covid19 positive cases were advised to trace a minimum of 25-30 contacts of each infected person and isolate them within 72 hours, as well as provide more reliable ambulance services. The states are being advised to implement the five-step strategy. The strategy was about ‘Test, Track, Treat, Follow (COVID-appropriate behaviour) and Vaccinate’.
The respective authorities of the states were told to scale up testing and to ensure that at least 70 per cent of all tests are RT-PCR. Those testing negative with the RAT (rapid antigen tests) kit need to take an RT-PCR test.
Recently, the Editors of Guild of India (EGI) has urged the centre to allow priority vaccines for journalists as they are working relentlessly during the Pandemic.