Coronavirus cases in India climb to 6412, death toll touches 199

The number of COVID-19 cases in India has risen to 6412, with 199 fatalities. There are 5709 active cases and 503 people have been cured/discharged, according to Health Ministry.

Maharashtra has recorded highest number of cases – 1364, followed by Tamil Nadu – 834, Delhi – 720 and Rajasthan – 463.

The cases have risen to 442 in Telangana while Uttar Pradesh has 410 cases.

A high-level meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 was held yesterday under the chairpersonship of Dr Harsh Vardhan. The Group of Ministers had detailed deliberation on containment and management of COVID-19. GoM also deliberated on the adequacy on PPEs, N-95 masks and ventilators. GoM was apprised that 30 indigenous manufacturers for PPEs have been developed, 1.7 Cr order for PPEs have been placed and the supply has already started, and 49,000 orders for ventilators have been placed, according to official release.

GoM also reviewed the testing strategy and availability of testing kits across the country along with the strategy for hotspots and cluster management.