Covid-19 Alert in India: India is witnessing a spike in Covid-19 cases with the country recording more than 1,000 new infections in the last two days. The recent surge, which comes after four months, has raised fears of a new wave of coronavirus infection, while health experts are speculating that XBB 1.16 variant could be behind it. Covid-19 Alert in India: daily cases rise day by day.
However, the country has started taking precautionary measures to prevent a further increase in Covid-19 cases. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also held a meeting to review the situation. India logged 1,300 new covid daily cases, the highest in 140 days, while the active cases have increased to 7,605, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated today.
The death count has increased to 5,30,816 with three deaths. One death each has been reported by Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra, the data updated at 8 am stated. The daily positivity was recorded at 1.46 per cent while the weekly positivity was pegged at 1.08 per cent.
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The Covid case tally was recorded at 4.46 crore (4,46,99, 418). The active cases now comprises 0.02 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.79 per cent, the ministry said. A total 92.06 crore tests for detection of Covid has been conducted so far with 89,078 tests being conducted in the last 24 hours.