They also account for 65.5 per cent of the total confirmed cases and 77 per cent of the total deaths.
"Along with the other five states, Punjab and Delhi have reported an increase in the number of cases being reported recently. Maharashtra, Punjab and Delhi are reporting high mortality with more than 2.0% Case Fatality Rate (CFR). Other than Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, their positivity rate is observed to be above the national average of 8.52 per cent," the statement said, according to a PTI report.
The Centre has been leading the fight against Covid-19 in effective collaboration and close coordination with the state and union territory governments, said the statement.
The Union government is supporting them to ramp up healthcare and medical infrastructure, with the clinical management capacities of the doctors manning the ICUs having been substantially upgraded through the e-ICU tele-consultation exercise undertaken by the Health Ministry
in collaboration with AIIMS, New Delhi.
The statement said high-level reviews have ensured adequate availability of medical oxygen in hospitals and Covid-19 healthcare facilities. The Centre is also regularly deputing multi-disciplinary teams to states and UTs to support and handhold them in matters of containment, surveillance, testing and efficient clinical management of the positive cases.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
will also interact with fitness influencers and citizens on Thursday during a nationwide "Fit India Dialogue" to celebrate the first anniversary of the Fit India Movement.