Business News/ News / India/  India reports 1,573 new covid cases in a day

New Delhi: India reported 1,573 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours with daily positivity rate at 1.30%, the union health ministry said on Tuesday. The country has recorded more than 44.8 million covid cases, and over 530,841 deaths so far.

Covid cases have been increasing across the country with Karnataka reporting 812 active cases, and Kerala 2,662 cases. Maharashtra has 2212 active cases, Gujarat 1,849 cases, and Delhi recorded 538 cases. Tamil Nadu has 634 active cases and Himachal Pradesh 495 cases.

Scientists said that XBB.1.16 is the covid-19 variant responsible for the present surge in covid cases. However, scientists said people in India have developed hybrid immunity due to vaccination and natural infection, therefore, the present covid-19 variant will not lead to hospitlaistaion and severity as it is mild in nature. The government though has suggested people to wear masks in crowded places and complete their vaccination doses if not done yet.

Active cases in India have climbed to 10,981. Around 4,41,65,703 people have recovered from the infection with the current recovery rate touching 98.79%.

The union health ministry has directed the state/UT governments to follow a risk assessment-based approach to prevent and contain the infection. The health ministry advised to the state governments to examine the situation of covid-19 at micro level (district &sub-districts) and maintain focus on implementation of necessary measures for prompt and effective management of covid-19, duly ensuring effective compliance.

“The five-fold strategy, i.e., Test-Track Treat-Vaccination should be followed with continued focus on adequate & proactive testing as per guidelines, monitoring new and emerging clusters of new Covid-19 cases along with monitoring the trend of Influenza-like illness (ILI) & SARI cases in all health facilities or through dedicated fever clinics on a regular basis for detecting early warning signals of the spread of infection," the health ministry stated as there are few states which are reporting higher number of cases indicating possible localized spread of infection.

The country has conducted over 1,20,958 tests in the last 24 hours, taking the total trajectory of covid testing to 92.11 crore so far.

Under the covid vaccination drive, more than 220.65 crore vaccine doses have been administered to the people across the country so far. In the last 24 hours, around 11,339vaccine doses were administered.

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Updated: 28 Mar 2023, 12:51 PM IST
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