India’s active Covid cases cross 10,000 for the first time in 134 days; Union Secy to hold meeting
- The number of
active Covid casesin India surpassed the 10,000-mark for the first time in 134 days.
- Delhi on Sunday reported 153 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, and its positivity rate rose to 9.13%.
- 38 girl students of the Kasturba residential school in Lakhimpur Kheri of UP tested positive for Covid-19.
AdvertisementIndia’s active Covid-19 cases are their highest they have been in the last 4.4 months, at 10,300 cases, according to Union health ministry data updated on Monday. The number of active cases surpassed the 10,000-mark for the first time in 134 days.
On Sunday, the health ministry had put the count of active cases at 9,433. The daily positivity rate has been recorded at 3.19% and the weekly positivity rate at 1.39%.
The Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan will hold a meeting with States' health secretaries and senior officers on Monday evening, via video conferencing, to review the preparedness for Covid-19.
A nationwide mock drill is being planned for April 10-11 in which health facilities from all the districts are expected to participate. The details of the drill will be communicated in the meeting today.
There are a few states like Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamilnadu that have reported the maximum number of Covid-19 cases in the country. But hospitalization remains low in these states, said ANI.
The Union health secretary highlighted the precautions that need to be taken by the people. The Union Health Secretary also mentioned that States should maintain the optimum testing for Covid-19 preparedness.
6 deaths reported in the last 24 hours
Also, six deaths, one each reported by Chandigarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, and two in Kerala, in the last 24 hours. The total death toll now has increased to 5,30,837.
Delhi on Sunday reported 153 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, and its positivity rate rose to 9.13%. The capital city has 528 active cases, of which 340 patients are being treated in home isolation.
The total tally of Covid cases across the country is 4.47 crore, the data stated. The active cases now comprise 0.02% of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate has been recorded at 98.79%, according to the health ministry's website.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has increased to 4.41 crore, the data stated. The case fatality rate has been recorded at 1.19%, as per PTI.
According to the ministry's website, 220.65 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered so far under the nationwide
38 school girls test Covid positive in UP’s Lamkhimpur Kheri
Thirty-eight girl students of the Kasturba residential school in Mitauli block of Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri district have tested positive for Covid-19 infection, a district health official said.
Lakhimpur Kheri Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Santosh Gupta, said that one staff member was also found Covid-positive during a contact tracing exercise on Sunday after which the entire campus has been turned into a quarantine centre by the health department. This is the highest number of new Covid cases reported in a district in a day this year, as per IANS.
(With agency inputs)
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