Health Ministry: More than half of country’s COVID-19 cases from Kerala and Maharashtra

During a press conference regarding the COVID 19 situation in the country, Lav Aggarwal, joint secretary of health ministry emphasized that COVID norms should not be flouted as the virus very much exists.

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The health ministry on Friday, confirmed that more than half of the India’s total COVID 19 cases are from the two states namely Maharashtra and Kerala. It further raised concern notifying that the second wave of COVID 19 is not yet over. The health ministry expressed that 14 districts in Kerala and 15 districts in Maharashtra are of concern.

During a press conference regarding the COVID 19 situation in the country, Lav Aggarwal, joint secretary of health ministry emphasized that COVID norms should not be flouted as the virus very much exists. He stated that the daily fresh cases in the country continues to decline and nearly 8 per cent of the daily COVID 19 cases decreased in the past week. He further informed that 80 per cent among the new cases are from 90 districts.

Emphasizing on the need of maintaining COVID appropriate behavior, the health ministry joint secretary stated the way the virus exhibited a resurgence in the United Kingdom that hosted the Euro Cup 2021 semi-finals will football fans enjoying the match flouting COVID norms. He explained, “We need to continue to take all precautions. The United Kingdom, Russia and Bangladesh have seen a resurgence of COVID 19 cases.”

In accordance to a data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India have recorded 43,393 new COVID 19 ceases in the past 24 hours. The overall coronavirus tally in the country stood to be 3,07,52,950.

Kerala registered the highest number of 13,772 fresh COVID 19 cases in the country followed by Maharashtra with 9,083 cases, Tamil Nadu with 3,211 cases, Andhra Pradesh with 2,982 cases and Assam with 2,644 cases.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi too chaired a high level meeting on Friday to examine the augmentation and availability of medical oxygen across the country. During the meeting Prime Minister was informed by hospital across several states that over 1500 PSA Oxygen plants are being set up across the country to meet the shortage of oxygen supply. Officials noted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the PSA oxygen plants will be able to support more than 4 lakh oxygenated bed.

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