Centre writes letter to alert 4 states for increase in Covid-19 cases
10 June, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan recently wrote to officials in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, and Tamil Nadu
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan recently wrote to officials in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, and Tamil Nadu, urging them to actively monitor growing clusters, maintain appropriate testing, and provide samples from affected persons for genome sequencing.
According to reports, the Ministry has also requested the states to keep an eye on clusters of new COVID cases and adopt COVID best practices.
Following a spike in COVID cases across the country, the Union Health Ministry is closely watching the situation in states such as Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, and Karnataka, and has instructed them to implement the five-point strategy and increase testing, according to government sources.
However, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday, India reported 7,584 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours, up from 300 instances the day before.
The number of active cases in the country increased to 36,267 from 32,498 the day before. The active cases account for 0.08 percent of the country’s entire caseload. The daily positivity rate was 2.26 percent, based on 3,35,050 tests taken in the previous 24 hours. The optimism rate was 1.50 percent on a weekly basis.
As per the health ministry, 3,791 COVID patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of COVID patients who have recovered to 4,26,44,092 since the pandemic began. The rate of recovery is 98.70 percent.
During this time, 24 COVID patients died, bringing the total number of deaths to 5,24,747.
So far, the nationwide immunization effort has resulted in the administration of around 194.76 crore vaccine doses.