Centre contemplating sending high-level teams to states, UTs reporting rise in COVID-19 cases

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NEW DELHI: The
Centre is
contemplating
sending
high
level multidisciplinary
teams
to
states and union territories that are
reporting a
rise
in
COVID
19
cases, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

The
Centre had on Thursday rushed
high
level
teams
to districts of Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur
to support these
states‘ efforts towards strengthening containment, surveillance, testing and efficient clinical management of coronavirus positive
cases.

In a statement issued on Friday, the Health Ministry said the
Centre is also
contemplating
sending such
teams
to other
states and
UTs that are witnessing a surge
in
COVID
19 positive
cases.

“The Union government has advised the State/UT governments
to adopt aggressive and widespread testing
to ensure that the missed out and undetected positive
COVID
19
cases are promptly identified for timely and effective tracing, containment and subsequent treatment,” it said.

The ministry on Thursday had said with the spike
in daily new
COVID
19
cases and fatalities
in Delhi, the spillover effect is being observed
in the NCR regions and within Haryana and Rajasthan where the number of coronavirus positive patients is on the
rise.

On Friday, the total number of coronavirus
cases
in India mounted
to 90,04,365 and the death toll
to 1,32,162, with the infection claiming 584 lives
in a span of 24 hours, as per the health ministry data updated at 8 am.

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