On Thursday, Kerala logged 5,051 recent cases, Maharashtra 3,729, and Chhattisgrah 1,010. Although all three states reported a slight drop from the numbers recorded on Wednesday however nonetheless accounted for 50% of all cases recorded within the nation on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Union well being secretary has written to the Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, and Bengal governments on the necessity for “strict vigil” and “prompt action” to arrest the current spike in Covid cases in every of the states.
These 4 states account for 59% of all lively Covid cases within the nation, well being secretary Rajesh Bhushan mentioned in his letter. The state governments had been additionally warned in opposition to permitting testing charges to drop, significantly within the mild of the unfold of the mutated pressure of the virus that is mentioned to be extra infectious.
Bengal reported 921 new cases on Thursday, the fourth highest within the nation and a slight enhance from the numbers recorded within the state previously six days. Overall, nevertheless, the cases look like receding in Bengal as in contrast with the numbers reported final week.
There had been 231 deaths recorded in India on Thursday, across the similar as the day prior to this’s toll (228). Maharashtra continued to report the best deaths, 72 on Thursday, adopted by Kerala (25), Delhi (19) and Bengal (18).
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