Ten States are responsible for almost 77% of the active COVID-19 cases in the country, the Union government told the Supreme Court on Friday. The Centre said the 77% of active cases include Maharashtra (18.9%), Kerala (14.7%), Delhi (8.5%), West Bengal (5.7%), Karnataka (5.6%), Uttar Pradesh (5.4%), Rajasthan (5.5%), Chhattisgarh (5.0%), Haryana (4.7%). “Currently, only two States have more than 50,000 cases and they contribute to almost 33% of the overall active cases,” the Centre said in a 170-page affidavit. Hetero signs deal with Russia to make COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V in IndiaThe Bench said that with no vaccine in sight, the States should ensure wearing of masks and observing physical distancing. Also, a total of 79,005 ICU beds (including 40,183 ventilator beds) have been earmarked in these facilities,” the affidavit said.
Source: The Hindu November 27, 2020 14:00 UTC