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COVID-19 surge: Centre rushes teams to Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Bengal

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New Delhi, Oct 16: The Centre has rushed high level teams to Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal. These States have been reporting a surge in the number of new COVID cases in recent days.

Each team comprises of a Jt. Secretary (nodal officer for the respective State), one public health expert to look after the public health aspects, one clinician to look after infection prevention practices, clinical management protocol being followed by the State.

COVID-19 surge: Centre rushes teams to Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Bengal

The teams will support the State efforts towards strengthening containment, surveillance, testing, infection prevention and control measures, and efficient clinical management of the positive cases. The Central teams shall also guide in effectively managing the challenges related to timely diagnosis and follow up.

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The total cases in Kerala are 3,17,929 which form 4.3per cent of the total cases. The Cases per Million stand at 8906. Total number of Recovered Cases is 2,22,231 accounting for Recovery Rate of 69.90 per cent. The Active Cases are 94,609 (comprising 11.8 per cent of the total national figure). Total deaths in the State are 1089 with Case Fatality Rate of 0.34 per cent and Deaths Per Million of 31. The TPM of Kerala stand at 53518 and Positivity Rate is 16.6 per cent.

Karnataka is reporting 7,43,848 Total Cases accounting for 10.1per cent of the national figure. It has 11,010 cases per million population. 6,20,008 patients have recovered in the State resulting in Recovery Rate of 83.35 per cent. The Active Cases are 1,13,557 (14.1 per cent of national figure). The State has reported total of 10,283 fatalities, CFR of 1.38 per cent and 152 Deaths per Million population. The TPM is 95674 and Positivity Rate is pegged at 11.5 per cent.

Rajasthan has registered 1,67,279 Total Cases (per cent share in total: 2.3per cent), 2,064 Cases Per million and 1,43,984 total number of recoveries with Recovery Rate of 86.07per cent. The Active Cases as on date are 21,587 (2.7per cent share in the national numbers). The numbers of fatalities in the State is 1,708; Case Fatality Rate is 1.02per cent; and Deaths Per Million stands at 21. TPM is 38,605 with Positivity Rate of 5.3per cent.

West Bengal has 3,09,417 Total Cases (4.2per cent of the national cases) amounting to 3,106 Cases Per million population. Total Recovered are 2,71,563 and the Recovery Rate is 87.77per cent. With 31,984 Active Cases, the State accounts for 4.0per cent of the total pie. Total Deaths are 5,870; Case Fatality Rate is 1.90per cent whereas the Deaths per Million population are 59. 37,872 TPM, the Positivity Rate is 8.2per cent.

Chhattisgarh is reporting 1,53,515 Total Cases (per cent Share in Total Cases - 2.1per cent), 5,215 Cases per Million, 1,23,943 Total Recovered and 80.74per cent Recovery Rate. It has 28,187 Active Cases comprising 3.5per cent of the national figure. There have been 1385 Total Deaths in the State accounting for Case Fatality Rate of 0.90 per cent and 47 Deaths Per Million. The TPM are 50191 and Positivity Rate is 10.4 per cent.

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    As an ongoing effort to strengthen efforts of various State/UT Governments for COVID management, the Central Government has been deputing Central teams from time to time to visit various States/UTs. These teams interact with the State/UT authorities and get a first hand understanding of the challenges and issues being faced by them so as to strengthen their ongoing activities and remove bottlenecks, if any.

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