176 districts identified as hotspots, Maharashtra, Karnataka tops the list

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Is Maharashtra and Karnataka state turn hotspot for Covid virus in the country? The answer is simple yes, says the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Harshvardhan.

Addressing the media in the capital today, Dr Harshvardhan opined that Maharashtra and Karnataka, when compared to Bihar, are in soup deep neck. “I felt happy when I was given the confidence of handling things by the Chief Secretaries of 3 states”, he said. However, Maharashtra registered 2,687 positive cases while 259 were discharges and 179 were dead Whereas in Karnataka 277 positive cases registered while 75 recovered and 11 deaths occurred.

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Meanwhile, the country has reported over 11,933 positive cases out of which 10,197 are active while 1,344 have been discharged. Only 392 patients have been died due to Covid19.

Meanwhile, the Joint Secretary of MoHFW Luv Aggarwal while stating that over 170 districts in the country have been declared hotspot zones wherein door-to-door survey is being conducted for details. “We have also identified Hotspot, Non-Hotspot and Green Zones Centres in the country”, he said adding that the spread of Corona has not reached to a Community Transmission level in the country yet.