India saw a single-day rise of more than 918 fresh COVID-19 cases , while the active cases increased to 6,350, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Monday. A total of 918 fresh cases were reported in the county in a span of 24 hours. Covid-19 Alert in India: centre call emergency meeting today.
As India continues to witness a rapid surge in COVID-19 cases, the top medical body tasked with making containment strategies for coronavirus will meet today to discuss the emerging situation (covid-19 emergency meeting). Yesterday, 1,070 fresh coronavirus cases were registered across the country, the highest in four months.
The last time India registered over 1,000 Covid cases was on November 6, 2022. The daily average cases have jumped. In view of the rising cases, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday issued revised guidelines. “Antibiotics should not be used unless there is clinical suspicion of bacterial infection.
The possibility of infection of COVID-19 with other endemic infections must be considered. Systemic corticosteroids are not indicated in mild disease,” the revised guidelines said. The highest number of active cases has been reported from Kerala, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
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The Centre has advised the three states along with Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to follow a five-fold strategy of test, track, treat and vaccinations as these states witness a rise in Covid-19 cases. With a fatality rate and recovery rate of 1.82 per cent and 98.16 per cent respectively, the state is now left with 1,308 active cases, he said. Mumbai reported 52 new cases, while 33 persons tested positive for the infection in Thane city, the official said.