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Only 60 Districts In 7 States Are A Cause Of Worry For India, Need To Increase Testing, Tracing And Treatment: PM Modi At COVID-19 Review Meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked worst hit states from COVID-19 to focus on testing, tracing and treatment and help bring India’s coronavirus numbers down

Only 60 Districts In 7 States Are A Cause Of Worry For India, Need To Increase Testing, Tracing And Treatment: PM Modi At COVID-19 Review Meet
Highlights
  • PM Modi held a virtual review meet with Chief Ministers of the seven states
  • These seven states account for 63 per of the active cases in the country
  • Worst-hit states have been asked to focus on increased testing by PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that states worst hit by COVID-19 pandemic needs to increase focus on testing and treatment to bring the coronavirus outbreak in the country under control. At a COVID-19 review meeting on Wednesday (September 23), Prime Minister Modi said, “Worst-hit states and union territories need to focus on effective testing, tracing, treatment, surveillance and clear messaging.”

The seven high burden COVID-19 states and Union Territories (UTs) in India currently are Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Punjab. According to the data by health ministry, more than 63 per of the active cases in the country are concentrated in these seven states. These seven states also account for 65.5 per cent of the total cases and 77 per cent of the total deaths due to COVID-19.

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In his virtual review meet with Chief Ministers of these seven states with the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country on Wednesday evening, PM Modi also said,

There are more than 700 districts in the country but only 60 districts in seven states are a cause of worry. I suggest Chief Ministers hold a virtual conference with people at district/block level for seven days. We have to learn from the best practices from across the states.

As majority of cases in India are asymptomatic, highlighting the need for effective messaging and more and more testing in the country, he said,

Effective messaging is also necessary because most COVID-19 infections are without symptoms. In such a situation, rumours may arise. It might raise doubts in the minds of the people that testing is bad. Some people also make the mistake of underestimating the severity of the infection.

He further added,

India has ensured the supply of life-saving medicines all over the world even in difficult times. We have to work together to see that the medicines easily reach from one state to another.

PM Modi also urged the state government to focus on micro-containment. He suggested to implement local lockdown of a day or two and accordingly review the situation suitable for their respective state or Union Territory.

Along with these steps, once again PM Modi emphasised on the need of wearing face masks to contain the spread of the virus in public places. He added,

Mask is important to contain the spread of COVID-19 virus and we should ensure that everyone, who is stepping outside is wearing one.

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Currently, India is the second worst hit country from the coronavirus pandemic in the world. India reported 86,508 new COVID cases in the past 24 hours taking its coronavirus tally past the 57-lakh mark, states the data from the Health Ministry. The country has reported 1,129 deaths in this period. With 87,374 more people having beaten COVID-19, the number of total recoveries remained higher than the number of new infections for the sixth consecutive day, the data shows. The total coronavirus recoveries have crossed 46 lakh. The overall recovery rate in the country is 81.55 per cent.

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World

26,27,61,966Cases
22,35,18,265Active
3,40,28,506Recovered
52,15,195Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,27,61,966 and 52,15,195 have died; 22,35,18,265 are active cases and 3,40,28,506 have recovered as on December 1, 2021 at 3:56 am.

India

3,45,96,776 8,954Cases
99,0231,520Active
3,40,28,506 10,207Recovered
4,69,247 267Deaths
In India, there are 3,45,96,776 confirmed cases including 4,69,247 deaths. The number of active cases is 99,023 and 3,40,28,506 have recovered as on December 1, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,35,658 678

11,226 299

64,83,435 942

1,40,997 35

Kerala

51,41,814 4,723

44,314 824

50,57,368 5,370

40,132 177

Karnataka

29,96,148 291

6,445 462

29,51,492 745

38,211 8

Tamil Nadu

27,26,917 720

8,244 47

26,82,192 758

36,481 9

Andhra Pradesh

20,72,909 184

2,149 47

20,56,318 134

14,442 3

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,399 12

89 3

16,87,399 8

22,911 1

West Bengal

16,16,083 705

7,731 2

15,88,866 694

19,486 13

Delhi

14,40,934 34

287 2

14,15,549 32

25,098

Odisha

10,49,108 228

2,188 23

10,38,509 203

8,411 2

Chhattisgarh

10,06,813 34

318 0

9,92,902 34

13,593

Rajasthan

9,54,785 15

193 6

9,45,637 9

8,955

Gujarat

8,27,475 40

275 13

8,17,108 27

10,092

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,170 20

119 7

7,82,523 27

10,528

Haryana

7,71,709 17

163 2

7,61,492 19

10,054

Bihar

7,26,223 4

36 3

7,16,524 7

9,663

Telangana

6,75,994 196

3,591 10

6,68,411 184

3,992 2

Assam

6,16,852 144

2,625 30

6,08,124 109

6,103 5

Punjab

6,03,279 21

325 4

5,86,352 22

16,602 3

Jharkhand

3,49,244 12

98 3

3,44,006 9

5,140

Uttarakhand

3,44,255 28

141 9

3,36,706 19

7,408

Jammu And Kashmir

3,36,852 171

1,625 1

3,30,751 172

4,476

Himachal Pradesh

2,27,195 102

834 10

2,22,513 91

3,848 1

Goa

1,78,928 38

284 8

1,75,260 30

3,384

Mizoram

1,35,175 365

3,751 54

1,30,927 415

497 4

Puducherry

1,28,924 31

284 12

1,26,768 43

1,872

Manipur

1,25,205 36

649 6

1,22,579 40

1,977 2

Tripura

84,805 14

81 3

83,900 10

824 1

Meghalaya

84,480 19

294 9

82,713 9

1,473 1

Chandigarh

65,465 9

65 7

64,580 2

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,276 3

35 0

54,961 3

280

Sikkim

32,242 9

124 3

31,715 6

403

Nagaland

32,122 13

133 7

31,293 20

696

Ladakh

21,578 38

276 26

21,088 12

214

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

1 0

10,678

4

Lakshadweep

10,394

24 0

10,319

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,683

6 2

7,548 2

129

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