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As coronavirus cases spike in five states, Centre calls more testing, monitoring of mutant strains

India Today | 21/02/2021 06:59 PM | Click to read full article

With five states reporting a spike in coronavirus cases again, the Union Health Ministry has issued a note of caution to the state governments and asked for increasing the number of tests and more RT-PCR tests so that no cases are missed out.

According to the health ministry, more than 74% of the total active caseload of the country are being reported from Kerala and Maharashtra. The Centre has asked state governments to work on improving overall testing.