Covid-19: Centre engages 16 districts with 17% of total energetic case load

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 7

The Health Ministryon Friday engaged 16 districts which contribute 17 per cent of India’s present energetic case load of COVID and which have greater loss of life charge than the nationwide common.

These 16 districts are in 4 states and embrace Ahmedabad and Surat in Gujarat; Belagavi, Bengaluru city, Kalaburagi and Udupi in Karnataka; Chennai, Kanchipuram, Ranipet, Theni, Thiruvallur, Tiruchirappalli, Tuticorin and Virudhnagar in Tamil Nadu; Hyderabad and Medchal Malkajgiri in Telangana. Apart from the upper case mortality, these districts account for 17 computer of India’s energetic instances, excessive day by day new instances, low checks per million, and excessive affirmation share.

Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan spoke to principal well being secretaries of the 4 states asking them to comply with central advisories to comprise the pandemic.

These rising instances in these 16 districts are a matter of concern, stated Bhushan.

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