On Saturday, India once again recorded over 6,000 new cases. India reported 6,155 new Covid-19 cases, up from Friday’s tally of 6,050 infections. According to the data released by the health ministry, there are 31,194 active cases in the country. As per the data, 11 new deaths were reported due to the virus. The Union health ministry has asked the states to identify emergency hotspots and ramp up testing. With new 6,155 cases, the total number of coronavirus cases in India stands at 4,47,51,259. Also with 11 new deaths the total number of Covid-19 related deaths has now surged to 5,30,954.
Meanwhile, Health minister Mansukh Mandaviya, in a meeting with health ministers of states, yesterday directed states to ramp up genome testing and conduct mock drills in the hospitals.
With new 6,155 cases, the total number of coronavirus cases in India stands at 4,47,51,259.
Also with 11 new deaths the total number of Covid-19 related deaths has now surged to 5,30,954.
Delhi reports new 733 cases
National capital Delhi reported 733 new cases of Covid-19, while 2 patients have died of the infection in last 24 hours. In Delhi Covid-19 positivity rate is 19.93 per cent.
Gujarat reports 328 new cases
Gujarat recorded 328 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday. Ahmedabad, was at the top in the tally with 96 cases, Whereas Baroda 43, Surat 41, Mehsana 26 and Rajkot reported 11 new cases of Covid -19. While 315 patients recovered from Covid-19 in Gujarat. Currently, there are total 2155 active cases in the state, out of which 12 patients are being treated on ventilator.
Red alert for 72 districts of 21 states
Covid-19 cases are continuously on rise in the country for last four weeks. Keeping in mind the spike in cases 72 districts of 21 states are now on Red alert. During last week 12 to 100 per cent samples, taken for Covid-19 testing, have been found covid-19 infected.
As per the latest The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) bulletin, the newly emerged Covid-19 variant XBB.1.16 has been observed in different parts of the country, accounting for 38.2 per cent of the infection till date.
Mock drills on 10-11 April
Union health minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya held a review meeting with the health ministers of all the states and union territories regarding Covid-19 situation. Mandaviya expressed concern over rising cases of Covid-19 in the country. He appealed all health ministers to hold a review meeting, in view of the current situation of Covid -19 in their states, regarding health facilities and infrastructure. On April 10 and 11, there will be a mock drill over Covid -19 across the country, where all health ministers will visit the hospital.