A Central team will visit Gujarat between June 26 and June 29 to interact with the state government officials and coordinate with them to strengthen ongoing efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, media reports said. The team led by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal will also visit Maharashtra and Telangana.
Gujarat is among one of the worst affected states in the country. Gujarat on Wednesday recorded 572 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the second highest recorded so far in the state. With this the total number of cases in the state now stands at 29,001 while the death toll is 1,736. The state recorded 25 new deaths due to the disease on the same day.
India on Thursday recorded 16,922 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the highest till date. With this, the country’s total COVID-19 tally now stands at 4,73,105. India stands fourth in overall number of COVID-19 cases in the world.
National capital Delhi, is the second worst-hit state in terms of COVID-19 caseloads after it touched 70,390.