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Covid-19 crisis: Central teams to visit Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telangana

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on June 25, 2020 Published on June 25, 2020

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Close to 17,000 new Covid cases in last 24 hours

A Central Team led by Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will visit Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana to mitigate the Covid-19 crisis in these States. “The team will interact with the State officials and coordinate with them to strengthen ongoing efforts,” said a press release issued by the Ministry adding that the visits will occur between June 26 and 29.

Within three days, from recording up to 15,000 new Covid-19 cases on June 22, India has registered nearly 17,000 new Covid-19 cases in one day on June 25. If the number of new cases recorded in a day start reducing it means that the country may have some respite from the pandemic. But daily number of new infections has constantly been on the rise.

Totally as on June 25, 4,73,105 Covid-19 cases were recorded, of which 271697 have recovered (57 per cent). There recovery rate is stable and has not increased, as more new cases are being added to the tally. Another 14,894 persons have died. On June 24, India had recorded 4,56,183 cases. The difference in cases recorded between June 24 and 25 is 16,922, which denotes new cases added over a single day.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is keeping a close watch on the evolving situation in Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Kolkata in West Bengal, as the cases are constantly increasing. Mumbai in Maharashtra, he said, has shown some signs of decrease in cases, but experts have pointed out the need to test more in Mumbai.

Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has said that it is adopting the ‘Dharavi,’ model to contain cases in northern suburbs such as Mulund, Bhandup, Malad, Kandivli, Borivli, and Dahisar which entails door-to-door screening of 25 lakh persons in a week.

Maharashtra has the highest number of cases at 1,42,900, of which 73,792 have recovered and 6,739 have died. Delhi crossed 7,000-case mark, and stands at 70,390 cases of which 41,437 have recovered and 2,365 died. Tamil Nadu has recorded 67,468 cases of which 37,763 recovered and 866 died.

Published on June 25, 2020
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