Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has described marriage, local elections and farmer movement as the biggest reason for the increasing cases of corona virus in the country. He also said that the rising cases of corona virus in 11 states of the country remain a matter of grave concern.
The central government has made a separate list of 11 states where the situation in Corona is appalling. These states are Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. These states are the biggest stressors because deaths from corona here are also increasing rapidly.
During the video conference with the health ministers of the states, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, “These states have the highest number of daily cases and deaths of corona in the last two weeks. These 11 states alone are responsible for 54 percent of the total cases and 65 percent deaths due to corona are also occurring in these states. Maharashtra and Punjab are at the top among them.
Till late Tuesday night, 1 lakh 15 thousand 320 new cases of Corona virus have been registered in India, after which the total cases in the country have risen to 1 crore 17 lakh 89 thousand 781. At the same time, 630 people lost their lives due to corona till late Tuesday.
Maharashtra has the highest infection rate of 25 percent, while in Chhattisgarh it is 14 percent. Dr. Harshvardhan said that since February 2021, corona cases have increased very rapidly in these states and most of the infected people are aged between 15 and 44 years. With this, most people who lost their lives from Coron are 60 or older.
The Health Minister praised the increase in the number of tests in the states but he also cautioned on the increasing number of rapid antigen tests in states like Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. Dr. Harsh Vardhan assured the states to provide all possible help to prevent the spread of corona virus. He said that the rate of deaths from corona in the country has now reached 1.30 percent.