Central team to visit Gujarat, Maharashtra & Telangana to review COVID-19 situation

A Central team will visit Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana today to coordinate with State officials to strengthen ongoing efforts for management of COVID-19. During the four days visit, the team will interact with state government officials over the pandemic. It will be led by the Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry.

The Central team will review the measures undertaken by the three states for containment of COVID-19. Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases in the country.

Meanwhile, the recovery rate of COVID-19 patients has improved to 57.43 percent in India. In the last 24 hours, over 13 thousand COVID-19 patients have been cured. With this, the number of cured cases has reached over two lakh 71 thousand so far.

Cases per lakh in India currently stands at 33.39 against the world’s 120.21 cases per lakh population. Also, death per lakh population in the country is presently amongst the lowest in the world with 1.06 deaths per lakh against the world average of 6.24 deaths per lakh population. In a significant ramping of the testing facilities across the country, India now has 1007 diagnostic labs and over 75 lakh COVID-19 tests have been conducted till now.

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