Corona Update: 3,016 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, 14 dead

Corona Update: India continues to witness rising Covid-19 cases with every passing day. In the last 24 hours, 3,016 fresh Covid cases were recorded, which is the highest in about six months. This logs a 40 per cent jump from yesterday.

With this, active cases increased to 13,509 according to the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare data updated on Thursday.

According to the updated ministry data, the daily positivity was recorded at 2.73% while the weekly positivity stood at 1.71%.

The covid-19 death toll has risen to 5,30,862 with 14 latest fatalities. 3 reported by Maharashtra, 8 by Kerala, 2 from Delhi and 1 reported by Himachal Pradesh in a duration of 24 hours.

A total of 3,375 cases were recorded on October 2 last year.

Delhi govt calls emergency meeting on rising Covid cases

The Delhi Government called for an emergency meeting to review the situation in Delhi when the national capital reported 300 Covid cases and 2 deaths due to Covid-19. The meeting has been called by Health Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj which will see the attendance of senior health department officials, medical directors of state-run hospitals and other stakeholders, news agency PTI has reported.

Covid scare in Maharashtra

As far as Maharashtra is concerned, cases rise there as well with Solapur and Sangli districts topping the Covid-19 positivity chart with 20.05% and 17.47% rates respectively, in March, said the state health department on Thursday.

It added that 4 weeks ago, the state had a positivity rate of 1.05% but between March 22 and 28, it reported 6.15%. The districts with a rise in positivity rate include Solapur (20.05%), Sangli (17.47%), Kolhapur (15.35%), Pune (12.33%), Nashik 7.84% and Ahmednagar (7.56%).

The positivity rate indicates the number of cases detected per 100 tests, as per the news agency PTI.

Haryana govt issues fresh Covid guidelines

Haryana government has issued fresh guidelines and asked all health facilities to record the travel history of a suspected case having travel history to a country or an area where the virus has been reported.

The number of people who have recovered surged to 4,41,68,321, while the fatality rate was recorded at 1.19%.  According to the ministry’s website, 220.65 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive.

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