Amid concerns of a fresh wave India has registered 17,336 new coronavirus cases and 24 deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest daily figure since February 20.
According to the union health ministry, the country has recorded a huge 30% increase from yesterday’s infections.
As per the information from the ministry, the daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.32 percent and the weekly positivity rate at 3.07 percent. County’s active caseload stands at 88,284 now.
While Maharashtra reported 5,218 new infections in a day, Mumbai on Thursday experienced a 50% increase in daily COVID-19 cases. In over four months, Navi Mumbai reported its first two COVID-related fatalities, one each on Wednesday and Thursday. The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) is vigilant as the number of cases in the city has escalated to over 300 in recent weeks and about 4,000 cases were found this month.
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya held a meeting on Thursday with significant specialists and executives to assess the situation in light of the situation. In order to assess and limit the spread of infection in a timely manner, the Minister emphasised the importance of concentrating on districts reporting high case positivity and conducting proper testing (with a larger proportion of RT-PCR and effective Covid-19 surveillance).
In addition, he emphasised the need to keep track of hospitalizations due to viral infections, other influenza-like conditions, or severe acute respiratory infections.
Speaking about the COVID vaccination program, the minister stated that “there should be no vaccine wastage while focusing on accelerating vaccination among the eligible and vulnerable groups”.