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Covid-19 Update: India Reported 17,336 New Covid-19 Cases in Last 24 Hours, The Highest in Four Months

Highlights:

  • 13 deaths were noted on the last day
  • 5,000+ instances of Covid cases are reported in Maharashtra
  • Over a thousand cases across ten states
  • The health minister assesses the situation

As of Friday morning, there were 4, 33,62,294 confirmed infections in India, an increase of 30% in daily cases.

The number of daily COVID-19 infections recorded in India is increasing; in the last day alone, there have been 17,336 new infections.

The overall number of confirmed infections in India has increased to 4, 33,62,294 with a 30% increase in daily cases as of Friday morning.

The number of new cases reported in India is at its highest level in almost four months.

While the national COVID-19 recovery rate was reported at 98.59%, the number of current cases has risen to 88,284, accounting for 0.20 percent of all infections.

44 Bengaluru samples sent for genome sequencing between June 2 and June 9 were discovered to be infected with the BA.3, BA.4, and BA.5 sub-lineages of the Covid variant Omicron, according to a June 21 study from the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG).

Following the discovery of BA.4 and BA.5 sub-lineages of Omicron in the city in a recent sewage monitoring report, this development occurred. The health department established a sewage surveillance appraisal committee on June 7 at the recommendation of the Covid technical advisory committee (TAC), under the leadership of the body’s chairman M K Sudarshan.

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Children who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 can experience long Covid symptoms that last at least two months, according to the largest research on long Covid symptoms in children aged 0 to 14 years.

The study, which was published in the journal “The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health,” matched Covid-19 positive cases with a control group of children who had no prior history of a Covid-19 infection.

  • 13 deaths were noted on the last day

In the last 24 hours, there has been an increase of 4,294 cases in the COVID-19 active caseload.

Data updated by the ministry at 8 am showed that a total of 17,336 coronavirus cases were recorded in a span of 24 hours, bringing the overall infection count to 4,33,62,294, while the death toll due to the disease has risen to 5,24,954 with 13 new fatalities being reported.

According to the ministry, the weekly positivity rate was 3.07 percent and the daily positivity rate was 4.32 percent.

According to the report, the number of active cases has risen to 88,284, representing 0.20 percent of all infections, and the national COVID-19 recovery rate was reported at 98.59 percent.

One each from Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra, along with seven deaths from Kerala, two from Punjab, and one each from Chhattisgarh and Kerala were reported as new cases of the disease-related deaths across the nation.

With this, 5,24,954 COVID-19-related deaths in India have now been officially confirmed.

  • 5,000+ instances of Covid cases are reported in Maharashtra

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The majority of COVID-19 cases in India are still being reported from Maharashtra.

The state reported 5,218 new COVID-19 infections over the course of the last day, and one pandemic-related death, bringing the total number of cases and deaths there to 79,50,240 and 1,47,893, respectively.

Mumbai, the state capital, recorded 2,479 infections. Cases per day increased by 60% from the day before.

The total number of open cases increased to 24,867, with 13,614 of them in Mumbai. These were followed by 5,488 instances in Thane, a nearby city, and 2,443 cases in the districts of Pune.

  • Over a thousand Covid cases across ten states

More than 1,000 cases per day have also been reported from other states, including Kerala, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Haryana, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Gujarat.

At 8 am on Thursday, the total number of doses given as part of the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination effort hit 196.77 crores. 4,01,649 Covid-19 tests were carried out in the nation over the past 24 hours.

Maharashtra (7950240), Kerala (6612607), Karnataka (3963633), Tamil Nadu (3464131), and Andhra Pradesh are the five states with the most cases (2320682). Kerala (25911), Maharashtra (24867), Delhi (5755), Tamil Nadu (5174), and Karnataka are the five states with the most active cases (5067).

  • The health minister assesses the situation

The government reports that as of this writing, 196.77 crore doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered throughout the nation.

The number of COVID-19 infections in India had surpassed the 20 lakh mark on August 7, 2020, the 30 lakh mark on August 23, the 40 lakh mark on September 5, the 50 lakh mark on September 16, the 60 lakh mark on September 28, the 70 lakh mark on October 11, the 80 lakh mark on October 29, the 90 lakh mark on November 20, and the one crore mark on December 19, 2020.

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On May 4, 2021, June 23, 2021, and January 25, this year, the nation passed the somber milestones of two crore cases, three crores, and four crores, respectively.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya reviewed the situation in the nation on Thursday in light of the spike in cases across many states.

Mandaviya has instructed officials to keep concentrating on surveillance and whole-genome sequencing to look for any potential alterations while putting an emphasis on sufficient testing and efficient monitoring to quickly assess the spread of COVID-19.

In response to an increase in COVID-19 cases in some states, Mandaviya, who presided over a meeting with important experts and officials, emphasized the need to concentrate on the districts reporting high case positivity and to carry out adequate testing (with a higher proportion of RT-PCR) and effective surveillance to assess and control the spread of the infection in a timely manner, according to a statement from the Union Health ministry.

According to the report, the minister instructed staff to keep concentrating on surveillance and whole-genome sequencing (WGS) to look for any potential mutations.

According to the statement, he also instructed staff to keep an eye on hospitalizations brought on by COVID-19 and SARI/ILI cases.

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