Govt warns surge in Covid-19 cases can overwhelm resources

Govt warns surge in Covid-19 cases can overwhelm resources

The surge in Covid-19 cases across the country at present has the potential to overwhelm India’s health care infrastructure, the Union government said in a warning to states on Tuesday, even as the national positivity rate crossed 5% for the first time since October, indicating the severity of the ongoing second wave.

The government urged states to take immediate steps to limit the outbreak and strengthen hospitals and enhance intensive care capacities.

During the weekly briefing, the Union government officials separately identified the current hotbeds (10 districts in particular, of which eight are in Maharashtra) and said immediate steps must be taken to improve testing of people and isolation of those infected in order to control a situation that one expert described as going from “bad to worse”.

News Source : Hindustan Times

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