7 States of India witness an upsurge in Daily New COVID-19 Cases

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Bhubaneswar: February 25: India reported 16,738 new COVID-19 Positive cases in last 24 hours. 89.57% of new cases are from Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh.

Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 8,807. It is followed by Kerala with4,106 while Punjab reported 558 new cases.

India’s Active Caseload is 1,51,708 today comprising 1.37% of the total positive cases.

11,799 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours. India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,07,38,501 today. The Recovery Rate is 97.21%.

The Centre has deputed high-level multi-disciplinary teams to Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir (UT) to ascertain reasons for the surge and coordinate with the State Health Departments in COVID-19 control and containment measures.

The Centre has also written to States/UTs to focus on undertaking aggressive measures to break the chain of transmission. The States/UT have been advised to increase testing in a focussed manner in the affected districts with the appropriate split of RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests and to also ensure that all symptomatic negatives of antigen tests are compulsorily tested via RT-PCR tests. The positive persons are to be promptly isolated/hospitalised, all their close contacts be traced and also tested without delay. They have been advised to critical review the emerging situation on a regular basis with concerned District officials to ensure that gains made so far in COVID management are not lost.

On the other hand, the country has been witnessing a continuous decline in cumulative positivity rate. As on 25th Feb 2021, the cumulative positivity rate stands at 5.17%.

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