COVID status: 46 districts in NE register case positivity rate above 10 per cent
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on Wednesday, informed that out of the 73 districts in the country with Case Positivity Rate (CPR) above 10 per cent, 46 are in the Northeast.
This was disclosed during a meeting chaired by the Union Home Secretary in New Delhi on July 7 to review the COVID-19 situation in all the North Eastern (NE) States and Union Territories (UTs).
During the meeting, current status and trends on the active cases, Case Fatality Rate (CFR), Case Positivity Rate (CPR) and vaccination status regarding all the UTs and NE States, were discussed.
The Union Home Secretary has advised the NE and UTs to monitor the situation at the district/city level and take timely corrective measures wherever any early sign of surge is noticed.
“The Union Home Secretary emphasised to follow the five-fold strategy of Test-Track-Treat-Vaccinate and COVID appropriate behaviour, as has been laid out in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) order dated 29th June 2021,” read a release issued by the Ministry.
For those districts identified with high case positivity and higher bed occupancy, States/UTs may consider imposing restrictions in a calibrated manner. Strict enforcement of COVID appropriate behaviour was reiterated and it was advised to involve political leaders and civil society organisations.
The meeting was attended by Chief Secretaries, Directors General of Police and Principal Secretaries (Health) of these States/UTs. Member (Health) NitiAayog, Director NCDC and senior officers of the MHA and the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare were also present.
(Edited by Ibankyntiew Mawrie)
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