A central team, led by Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry Lav Agarwal, will visit Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana between June 26 and 29 to coordinate with state officials in strengthening COVID-19 management efforts in those areas, the ministry said on Thursday.
Maharashtra has reported the highest number of 6,739 deaths and 1,42,900 cases. Gujarat has recorded 1,735 fatalities and 28,943 instances of the viral infection while Telangana has so far reported 225 deaths and 10,444 cases, according to health ministry data.
In the nation, there are in total 1,007 diagnostic labs, of which 734 are in the government sector and 273 private. From limited COVID-19 tests in January, a cumulative total of 75,60,782 samples have been tested up to June 24 with 2,07,871 tests being conducted on Wednesday.