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Central teams to 4 states where Covid cases have increased | India News


NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Health will deploy core teams in four states, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha, after a sudden increase in Covid-19 cases in these states, with some reporting higher numbers of deaths.
Of these four states, UP has the highest number of active cases fixed at 54,666, followed by Odisha (27,219), Chhattisgarh (13,520) and Jharkhand, which has 11,577 active cases. In terms of accumulated cases to date, UP has 2,25,632, Odisha (1,00,934), Jharkhand (38,435), and Chhattisgarh with 30,092 cases.
Uttar Pradesh also reported the highest number of deaths among these states at 3,423, while Odisha, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh reported 482, 410, and 269 deaths respectively.
“The teams will support the efforts of the states to strengthen the containment, surveillance, testing and efficient clinical management of positive cases,” said the Ministry of Health.

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