In India, there has been an increase in cases of coronavirus infection. On Thursday, India reported 13313 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours. This is in comparison to the 12,249 cases on Wednesday.
The Ministry reported that 10,972 people were able to recover from the infection. That brings the total number of recovery to 4,273,36,027. At a rate of 98.6 percent.
India’s current caseload stands at 83990, at 0.19 percent, according to the records.
The country’s daily optimism rate is currently at 2.03 percent according to the Health Ministry. While the weekly positivity rates remain at 2.81 percentage,
It also stated that at least 38 people died from the infection in the past 24 hours.
Cumulatively, 85.94 million covid tests have been performed in the country, with 6,56,410 of these tests being conducted within the last 24 hours.
According to the Health Ministry, 196.62 Crore Coronavirus vaccine doses were administered by the Union Government under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
The Government of India provided free COVID vaccines to the States and UTs as part of its nationwide vaccination drive. In the new phase, 75 percent of vaccines manufactured in the country will be provided by the Union Government to States and Uts.
The Health Ministry of India urged States and Union Territories on June 9 to maintain their COVID-appropriate behaviour despite the recent increase in COVID-19 related cases. Rajesh Bhushan (Union Health Secretary) sent a letter Thursday to States/UTs directing them increase RTPCR testing, surveillance, medical management, COVID-19 protocols, as well as take timely preventive actions. Bhushan recommended that the government follow a five-fold strategy.
Sources claim that, in light of rising incidences of COVID-19, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya is to chair a review meeting today with the core team experts in the physical format.
Mandaviya presided, earlier on June 13, over video conferencing, a meeting with Health Ministers and senior officers of States and Union Territories to review progress in the HarGharDastak2.0 vaccination exercise.
Mandaviya highlighted an increase in case positivity within some States and districts, and decreased COVID-19 testing. She stated that timely and increased testing would enable the early detection of COVID cases, and will help curb the spread of the disease among the community.
He urged States to strengthen surveillance and to focus on genome sequencing to identify new mutations and variants in the country.
He said that the five-fold strategy (Test, Track, Treat. Vaccination, Adherence to Covid Appropriate Behavior) must be maintained and monitored by States/UTs.