Eight states account for 90% of Covid burden: Health Ministry

New Delhi, July 9

Even as Covid-19 instances topped 7,67,296 at the moment after a report day by day surge of 24,879 infections, the federal government stated India was not in group transmission stage and it was solely witnessing native outbreaks amenable to containment.

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The Health Ministry stated 49 of India’s 733 districts accounted for 80 per cent of all Covid instances and 90 per cent lively infections. Likewise, 90 per cent of illness burden got here from simply eight states (Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat), whereas six states (Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal) made up 86 per cent of deaths.

Meanwhile, the Centre stated the DG ICMR’s letter mentioning August 15 launch for the ICMR-Bharat Biotech indigenous Covid vaccine was solely meant to fast-track the processes to make sure speedy launch. “Don’t read what’s not there in the letter,” the Health Ministry stated, dialling down the August 15 deadline. — TNS

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