Kamrup Metro Among 13 Districts Accounting for 9% of India’s Active COVID Cases
GUWAHATI: Thirteen districts in eight States/UT, including Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Kolkata, and Delhi, account for nearly 9% COVID-19 active cases and about 14% deaths, said the Health Ministry on Saturday, August 8.
Assam's Kamrup Metro district one of those districts marked by the Centre. The Union Health Ministry said that a surge in cases has been reported from four districts — Kamrup Metro in Assam, Lucknow, Thiruvananthapuram, and Alappuzha.
These districts have reported high caseloads, low tests per million, and high confirmation percentage of COVID-19.
Kamrup Metro has also reported a higher Case Fatality Rate (CFR) than the national average.
At present, the national CFR is 2.04%. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan held virtual meetings with officials of these states and UTs to advise and support them on efforts to prevent mortality rate due to COVID-19.
States were directed to ensure the availability of ambulances with zero tolerance for refusal.
The need to monitor asymptomatic cases under home isolation, with a special focus on physical visits/phone consultation on a daily basis, was also stressed upon.
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