India sees sharp jump in Covid-19 cases with 12,591 fresh cases in last 24 hours
Covid-19 strikes India again: India reported a single-day jump in Covid cases with 12,591 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the active caseload to 65,286, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.
India reports an increase of nearly 2,000 fresh cases compared to yesterday. Medical experts have said Omicron sub-variant XBB.1.16 could be driving the surge in cases.
Meanwhile, as per data shared by health ministry, India breached the 10,000-mark and reported 10,542 cases of coronavirus and 38 deaths will 11 recociled by Kerala. The active cases went up to 63,562 while the total death toll climbed to 5,31,190.
Presently recovery rate stands at 98.67 per cent with a daily positivity rate of 5.46 per cent, the Health Ministry stated further in its release.
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Further, 10,827 recoveries in the last 24 hours to the overall count of people cured of the infection to 4,42,61,476, the bulletin stated, adding that the overall recovery rate is currently at 98.67 per cent.
Under the nationwide Vaccination Drive, India has so far administered 220,66,28,332 crore Covid vaccine doses (95.21 cr second doses and 22.87 cr precautionary doses), of which 574 doses were administered in the last 24 hours.
The ministry further stated that the weekly positivity rate currently stands at 5.32 per cent.
The total number of tests conducted so far currently stands at 92.48 crores with 2,30,419 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.
In wake of the spike in the number of Covid-19 cases across the country, Dr PK Mishra, the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister chaired a high-level meeting on Wednesday to assess the situation.
- With inputs from agencies