India registers single-day rise of 2,151 COVID-19 cases; highest in 5 months

COVID cases, India
India's COVID cases rise to highest in the last 5 months
COVID cases, India
India’s COVID cases rise to highest in the last 5 months

According to statistics revised by the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday at 8 a.m., India saw 2,151 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the most in five months. Meanwhile, seven fatalities have been confirmed, one in Karnataka, three in Maharashtra, and three in Kerala.

There were 11,903 active Covid-19 instances in the nation as of Wednesday.

According to the government, the daily optimism rate was 1.51%, while the weekly positivity rate was 1.53%.

In total, 4.47 crore Covid instances have been recorded in the nation to date. According to government statistics, the national Covid-19 recovery rate is 98.78%, with ongoing cases accounting for 0.03 percent of all cases.

The number of individuals who have recovered from the illness has risen to 4,41,66,925, with a case fatality rate of 1.19 percent.

So far, 220.65 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been given in the country as part of the national Covid-19 immunisation campaign.

The Delhi COVID-On Thursday, 19 cases exceeded the 200 threshold for the first time since September of last year. Meanwhile, according to data from the local health service, the positivity rate has risen to 11.82%.

Bhupinder Kumar, Secretary of Health and Medical Education Department in Jammu and Kashmir, held a meeting with all department partners on Tuesday to discuss the current Covid-19 situation and gauge readiness to combat the epidemic.

On Tuesday, Chandigarh reported seven new instances of Covid, bringing the total number of current cases to 36, and the positivity rate over the last seven days to 1.62.

With the Omicron sub-variant XBB.1.16 producing yet another surge in new Covid cases, Maharashtra health officials have urged residents to take preventive measures.

The World Health Organization revised its guidelines for COVID-19 immunisations on Tuesday, recommending that high-risk groups receive an extra dosage 12 months after their last booster.