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9 of the 10 districts with the most active cases are in Maharashtra | India News

NEW DELHI: The Health Ministry on Wednesday expressed great concern about the rapid increase in Covid cases in Maharashtra and Punjab, followed by Gujarat and MP.
Nine of the country’s top 10 districts with the highest number of active cases are in Maharashtra: Pune (43,590 cases), Nagpur (33,160), Mumbai (26,599), Thane (22,513), Nashik (15,710), Aurangabad (15,380) , Nanded (10,106) Jalgaon (6,087) and Akola (5,704). The other district in the top 10 is Bengaluru Urban with 10,766 cases.
Punjab is also cause for concern, as the number of new cases is disproportionately high compared to its population, said Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan.
While there were 47,262 new cases nationwide on Tuesday, six states accounted for 81.7% of these infections. Maharashtra recorded the highest number of new cases daily with 28,699. Punjab followed with 2,254 and Karnataka with 2,010 new cases. The Health Ministry has called a meeting with these districts and state administrations on Saturday. The ministry has also written to the states and UT to take strict measures and use their discretion to impose local restrictions in light of upcoming festivals that may lead to wide-spread events.
The Center called for tests, appropriate behavior for Covid and vaccination, particularly in the wake of the resurgence of cases.

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