New Delhi: After a sudden spurt in coronavirus cases and deaths, the Narendra Modi-led central government on Sunday sent high-level teams to Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh to support the States in COVID response and management. Also Read - Schools in This State to Remain Closed Till Year End to Curb The Spread of Coronavirus | Check Details

Issuing a press release, the government said, “These three-member teams will visit the districts reporting a high number of COVID-19 cases and support the state efforts towards strengthening containment, surveillance, testing, infection prevention and control measures, and efficient clinical management of the positive cases. The Central teams shall also guide in effectively managing the challenges related to timely diagnosis and follow up.” Also Read - People Caught Not Wearing Mask Will be Arrested Without Warrant in This District of Himachal Pradesh

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-Earlier the Union Government had sent the high-level teams to four states– Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur, and Chhattisgarh.

-In the last 24 hours, India has reported 45,209 fresh COVID-19 cases, following which the total tally in the country soared to 90.95 lakh, while the recoveries surged to 85,21,617.

-The death toll climbed to 1,33,227 with 501 more fatalities, while total coronavirus cases mounted to 90,95,806.

-India’s present active caseload (4,40,962) has further declined to 4.85% of the total Positive Cases, and has been sustained below the 5% mark.

-The total recoveries have surged to 85,21,617, pushing the national recovery rate to 93.69 per cent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate has declined to 1.46 per cent.

-The gap between Recovered cases and Active cases is steadily increasing and presently stands at 80,80,655.

-26 States/UTs have less than 20,000 active case. Ten States/UTs have contributed 76.81%of the new cases.15 States and UTs are reporting less than the national average of cases per million population.

-13 States and UTs are reporting higher than the national average of fatality rate. Whereas, 21 States and UTs are reporting lower than the national average of deaths per million (96).

-7 States/UTs have active cases between 20,000 and 50,000 whereas Maharashtra and Kerala are reporting more than 50,000 caseload.

-Delhi saw 6,963 persons recovering from COVID. Kerala and Maharashtra reported 6,719 and 4,088 new recoveries respectively.

-Notably, India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5. It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, and surpassed 90 lakh on November 20.