PM to review Punjab, 6 other states for ‘higher than national average’ Covid deaths, infection rate

More than 63 pc of the active cases of the country are concentrated in seven states

PM to review Punjab, 6 other states for ‘higher than national average’ Covid deaths, infection rate

India’s daily new recoveries today crosses the peak of one lakh. File photo

Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 22

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday review the COVID-19 response in seven states with the highest disease burden and deaths.

The states include Punjab where case fatality rate from COVID is higher than the national average and COVID positivity rate is also higher than India’s.

The Prime Minister will virtually meet with the CMs of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Punjab.

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More than 63 pc of the active cases of the country are concentrated in these seven states which account for 65.5 per cent of the total confirmed cases and 77 pc of the total deaths.

Along with the other five States, Punjab and Delhi have reported an increase in the number of cases being reported recently.

Maharashtra, Punjab and Delhi are reporting high mortality with more than 2 per cent Case Fatality Rate (CFR).

Other than Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, their positivity rate is observed to be above the national average of 8.52 per cent.

The Centre has been leading the fight against COVID-19 in the country in effective collaboration and close coordination with the state/UT governments.

The Union Government is supporting them to ramp up the healthcare and medical infrastructure.

Meanwhile, India’s daily new recoveries today crosses the peak of one lakh.

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