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Centre rushes high-level teams to Himachal, Punjab, UP in fight against Covid-19 Covid-19
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Centre rushes high-level teams to Himachal, Punjab, UP in fight against Covid-19

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 22 Nov 2020, 12:23 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: The Union Government has decided to depute high-level central teams to Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh to support the states in COVID response and management. 

These states have been either reporting a rise in the number of active cases i.e. those who are hospitalized or are in home isolation under medical supervision, or demonstrating a rise in the daily new cases.

These three-member teams will visit the districts reporting a high number of COVID cases and 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.

Earlier the Union Government has sent the high-level teams to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur, and Chhattisgarh.

India added 45,209 fresh cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours taking the total number of infections in the country to 90.95 lakh, the Union Health Ministry data showed on Sunday.

During the same period, the country recorded 501 deaths pushing the total fatalities' tally to 1,33,227.

At present, the Asian country's total contagion toll stands at 90,95,806.

As of date, 85,21,617 people have recovered from the infection taking the recovery rate to 93.69 per cent.

The gap between recovered cases and active cases is steadily increasing and presently stands at 80,80,655.