Introduction – This article covers the rising Covid situation in different states of India and is written for the reader's information on the rising cases of Covid - 19 cases.
The active caseload stands at 18,389. The active cases comprise 0.04 percent of the total infections. The national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.77 percent. India has observed a significant surge in Covid cases in the country as 3,824 new points were logged in 24 hours after 2,994 cases were reported on Saturday.
On Friday, India reported 3,095 fresh Covid cases, the highest daily tally in six months reported on Thursday at 3,016 points. According to the Union health ministry, the active caseload stands at 18,389. With the new cases, India's case tally rose to 4.47 crore (4,47,22,605). The death toll climbed to 5,30,881 with five deaths, the health ministry date informed.
One death each was reported from Delhi, Haryana, Kerala, and Rajasthan in 24 hours, while Kerala reconciled one fatality. The active cases comprise 0.04 percent of the total infections. The national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.77 percent. According to the health ministry statement, the daily positivity rate stood at 2.87 percent and the weekly positivity rate at 2.24 percent. The number of people who have recovered from the disease surged to 4,41,73,335, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 percent.
Delhi recorded 416 fresh Covid cases on Saturday, the highest in over seven months, with a positivity rate of 14.37 percent, according to data shared by the city health department. The department's latest bulletin mentioned that the death toll now stands at 26,529. The Delhi government is keeping an eye on the spurt in Covid cases in the national capital and is "prepared to face any eventuality," Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday.
Mumbai metropolitan region recorded 347 cases, including 189 in the metropolis, while 60 cases were detected in Pune. The recovery count increased by 435 in the last 24 hours to touch 79,93,015, leaving the state with an active tally of 3,324 cases.
Amid the surge in Covid cases across the country, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the government was fully prepared to fight against any situation. "We request patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI) and Influenza-Like Illnesses (ILI) to mask up, though there has been no mandate from the Centre to this regard so far.
At present, we are conducting genome sequencing of all Covid cases that are being detected. Seven thousand nine hundred eighty-six beds have been set aside for Covid, including oxygen, ICU, and ventilator beds," Kejriwal said.
The highest number of 75 cases were reported in Mandi, followed by 67 in Kangra, 58 in Hamirpur, 43 in Shimla, 37 in Bilaspur, 22 in Kullu, 18 in Solan, 15 in Chamba, three in Una, and two in Kinnaur. The total number of Covid cases in the state so far is 314,613, and 4,196 deaths. The government has advised people to wear masks, especially in crowded places. The Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) and Hospital here has made wearing cover mandatory.
There has been a steep increase in Covid cases in the state over the past fortnight, and two persons have died in the past week. Most of the issues at present are not severe. They come in mostly with cough, runny nose, and fever – all symptoms similar to the flu. Very few people need hospitalization, and they are ancient or have severe co-morbidities like uncontrolled diabetes, chronic kidney disease, or obesity.
The state government's order aims to protect frontline workers and residents from infection. Doctors, nurses, medical staff, patients, and visitors have been asked to ensure cent percent compliance at around 11,300 health facilities because the disease initially started in hospitals, Health Minister Ma Subramanian said on Friday.
The Tamil Nadu health department has issued an order making face masks mandatory for doctors and patients at hospitals owing to the rise in Covid infections. "So, as a precaution, we have made wearing face masks compulsory from April 1," he said.
Speaking to reporters here, the Minister said though the infection spread has not escalated, it has become essential to exercise precaution. "We should ensure that we wear face masks to protect ourselves. At present, Omicron sub-variants XBB and BA.2 are in circulation not only in Tamil Nadu but also in India and other parts of the world," he said.
Passengers arriving from other countries are randomly screened upon their arrival at the airports in the State. During the last 24 hours, 123 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in TN, he said.
The cases are being recorded in Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Kerala, and Telangana. Higher test positivity rates have also been reported in many states and districts across India.
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Whitney Edna Ibe
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