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New Delhi: The coronavirus situation is “turning from bad to worse” and is a huge cause of worry especially for some states, the Centre said on Tuesday while stressing that the whole country is at risk and nobody should be complacent.
It said that eight of the top 10 COVID-19 high-burden districts of the country are from Maharashtra and that Delhi, taken as one district, is also on the list.
J&K records 359 new cases, one more death
Srinagar placed in orange zone
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded 359 fresh COVID-19 cases, including 58 travellers, taking the infection tally to 1,30,687, while one person died due to the virus in the past 24 hours, officials said.
The new fatality was reported in Kashmir, raising the death toll to 1,990 in Jammu and Kashmir, they said.
Of the fresh novel coronavirus cases, 93 were from the Jammu division and 266 from the Kashmir division, they said.
The officials said Srinagar district recorded a maximum of 150 new cases, including 51 travellers, followed by 59 in Jammu district and 46 in Baramulla
At a press conference, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said the 10 districts with maximum active COVID-19 cases are Pune (59,475), Mumbai (46,248), Nagpur (45,322), Thane (35,264), Nashik (26,553), Aurangabad (21,282), Bengaluru Urban (16,259), Nanded (15,171), Delhi (8,032), Ahmednagar (7,952).
Though technically speaking, Delhi has many districts, but it has been taken as one district, he said.
NITI Aayog member (Health) V K Paul said, “COVID-19 situation is turning from bad to worse. In the last few weeks, especially in some states, it is a