Corona has once again started gaining momentum in the country. On Friday, the Union Health Ministry informed that 1,249 new coronavirus cases were registered in India. In this way active cases have increased to 7,927. At the same time, the death toll has increased to 5,30,818 with one death each in Karnataka and Gujarat. The country has been witnessing a rise in daily coronavirus cases since last one week. Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala and Karnataka are among the states reporting a rise in cases, according to the health ministry. The daily positivity rate of Corona in the country is 1.9 percent. While the weekly positivity rate has reached 1.14 percent.
According to the data released by the central government at eight o’clock on Friday morning, with 1249 new cases, the number of covid cases in the country has increased to 4.47 crore (4,47,00,667). The ministry said that active cases now comprise 0.02 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.79 per cent. With 1,05,316 tests being conducted in the last 24 hours, 92.07 crore tests have been conducted for the detection of COVID so far.
Nationwide vaccination 220.65 crore
The number of people who recovered from the disease increased to 4,41,61,922, while the fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 percent. According to the website of the ministry, 220.65 crore doses of Kovid vaccine have been given so far in the country under the nationwide vaccination campaign.
More cases of XBB variant
Amid a gradual increase in daily COVID-19 cases, the Union Health Ministry on Thursday said that the XBB.1.16 subvariant of Omicron could be the dominant virus strain in the country, but no increase in hospitalization or death rates was recorded Is.
More concern in these states
Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said 344 samples have tested positive for XBB.1.16 in the past three months – January, February and March – after Omicron’s genome sequencing. The subvariant has been detected in states such as Maharashtra (105), Telangana (93), Karnataka (57), Gujarat (54) and Delhi (19). However, they noted that “there has been an uptick in cases of Omicron and its sub-variants, but no evidence of an increase in hospitalizations and/or mortality has been reported.”
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