NEW DELHI: The health ministry will deploy central teams in four states — Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha — after a sudden surge in Covid-19 cases in these states, with some reporting more number of fatalities.
Of these four states, UP has the most number of active cases pegged at 54,666, followed by Odisha (27,219), Chhattisgarh (13,520) and Jharkhand which has 11,577 active cases. In terms of cumulative cases till date, UP has 2,25,632, Odisha (1,00,934), Jharkhand (38,435) and Chhattisgarh with 30,092 cases.
Uttar Pradesh also reported the most number of deaths among these states at 3423 while Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh reported 482, 410 and 269 deaths respectively.
“The teams will support the states’ efforts towards strengthening containment, surveillance, testing and efficient clinical management of positive cases,” the health ministry said.