India’s coronavirus cases climb to 5734, death toll touches 166

Coronavirus cases in India has risen to 5734, with 166 fatalities. There are 5095 active cases and 472 have been cured/discharged, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

Maharashtra has reported highest COVID-19 cases-1135 followed by Tamil Nadu-738 and Delhi-669 cases.

The cases have risen to 427 in Telangana, while Rajasthan has 381 cases.

COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh has increased to 361, while Andhra Pradesh reported 348 cases. Kerala has 345 cases so far.

Coronavirus cases rose to 229 in Madhya Pradesh, 181 in Karnataka and 179 in Gujarat.

Indian Government is taking several steps along with the States/UTs for the prevention, containment and management of COVID-19 in the country. These are being regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level.

Government is focussing on ensuring the uniform implementation of effective lockdown measures by the States/UTs & good adherence in practicing social distancing by citizens which will help in successfully battling COVID-19 contagion, according to official release.

A series of measures have been taken by both Central and the State government to break the chain of transmission. Responses have been escalated as per the ongoing increased cases noted across the country.

As per the release, several districts have taken measures which have emerged as best practices. Some of these are as follows:

  • Pune district sealed the central region of Pune and Kondhwa area effectively and carried out door-to-door survey of homes located across 35 sq. km area. The team is also checking persons with co-morbidity like Diabetes and Hypertension apart from travel history and contact tracing.
  • Pathanamthitta district ensured surveillance, gathering travel history, contact tracing, ensuring quarantine facilities and providing essential & psychological support.

The Government has launched a training module for management of COVID-19 named ‘Integrated Govt. Online training’ (iGOT) portal on DIKSHA platform for the capacity building of frontline workers to handle the pandemic efficiently. This includes doctors, nurses, paramedics, technicians, ANMs, State Govt Officers, Civil Defence officials, National Cadet Corps (NCC), National Service Scheme (NSS), Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) and other volunteers. The portal website link is, the statement said.

AIIMS, New Delhi has been conducting several Webinars to build the capacity of different categories of healthcare professionals for COVID-19 management. Online training of Physicians for Antenatal care and labour management of pregnant women with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection has been scheduled by AIIMS during this week. The detailed schedule is available on MoHFW website-, it said.