Coronavirus cases in India rise to 62,939, Death toll at 2,109

Coronavirus cases in India has risen to 62,939, with 2,109 deaths. There are 41,472 active cases while 19,357 have been cured/discharged, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.

Maharashtra has highest COVID-19 cases – 20,228, followed by Gujarat – 7,796, Delhi – 6,542, Tamil Nadu – 6,535, Rajasthan – 3,708 and Madhya Pradesh – 3,614.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to deploy Central teams to 10 states that have witnessed/are witnessing high case load and high spurt of cases. The teams will assist the State Health departments of respective states to facilitate management of COVID-19 outbreak, according to the official release.

The teams are composed of a senior official from the MoHFW, a Joint Secretary level nodal officer and a public health expert. The team shall support the State health department in implementation of containment measures in the affected areas within the respective states’ districts/cities, the statement said.

This is besides the 20 central teams of public health experts who were earlier sent to the high case load districts. 

A high-level team had recently been deputed to Mumbai to support the State efforts in COVID-19 response and management.