Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan chaired a high-level meeting with state health secretaries, city commissioners and district collectors from 46 districts, most affected in terms of increase cases and mortality. During the meeting, the Center pointed out that 90% of Covid-19-related deaths continue to fall into the category of people over the age of 45.
Significantly, of the 36 districts in Maharashtra, the 25 most affected represent 59.8% of the total reported cases in the country in the past week.
At the meeting, the Center set out a multi-pronged strategy – on effective containment and contact tracing for at least 14 consecutive days – for the 46 districts, which together account for 71% of cases and 69% of deaths this month. -this.
He also critically focused on the alarming rate of reported deaths in Punjab and Maharashtra, sources said.
Leading government sources present at the meeting told the Indian Express that a detailed discussion had taken place specifically with magistrates from the districts of Pune, Aurangabad, Nagpur and Yavatmal.