Amid surge in novel coronavirus cases in the country, the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday listed out the 10 most-affected districts in India with the highest number of active COvid-19 cases. these districts include Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi as well.
“There are 10 districts across the country that have the most number of active cases – Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur, Thane, Nashik, Aurangabad, Bengaluru Urban, Nanded, Delhi and Ahmednagar,” said Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan in a routine briefing on the Covid-19 situation in the country.
India’s total active cases has reached 5,40,720 with a net rise of 18,912 cases in a span of 24 hours. The ministry also highlighted the need for rigorous testing and tracking of Covid-19 cases. It emphasised the need to exponentially increase tests in states, Union Territories that are reporting a spike in COVID-19 cases.
Except for Bengaluru Urban in Karnataka, and Delhi, all the other districts are in Maharashtra. Pune’s active Covid-19 caseload is at 59,475, while Mumbai has 46,248 such cases. Nagpur has an active caseload of 38,298, while the corresponding figure for Thane is 35,264, according to the state health department’s data. Overall, Maharashtra contributes 336,584 active cases of the viral disease to the national figure of 540,720. This is 62.24% of the total active infections across the country.