COVID-19 cases in India rise to 29,435, Death toll at 934

COVID -19 cases in India has risen to 29,435, with 934 deaths. There are 21,632 active cases while 6,868 have been cured/discharged, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Maharashtra has highest COVID-19 cases – 8,590, followed by Gujarat – 3,548, Delhi – 3,108, Rajasthan – 2,262 and Madhya Pradesh – 2,168.

PM Modi yesterday interacted with the Chief Ministers of all the States through video conference. He suggested that the chain of transmission of the virus should be broken, strictly for districts falling in the red zone and orange zone. He highlighted the importance for States/UTs to enforce guidelines strictly in the hotspots i.e. the red zone areas.

The Prime Minister stated that the efforts of the States/UTs should be directed towards converting the red zones into orange and thereafter to green zones. He specified that no stigma should be associated with Corona Virus Disease and health facilities should provide required other health services besides COVID-19. He further added that traditional medicinal systems should continue their work.  

As per the Health Ministry, 16 Districts in the country, which earlier had cases, have not reported any fresh cases since the last 28 days.

At the press briefing on Monday, the Empowered Group 5 (EG5) of Government of India shared updates related to supply chain and logistical arrangements made in the country since the COVID-19 outbreak to meet the challenges posed by the pandemic and the measures taken to control its spread in the country.