With 2,067 new coronavirus infections recorded in a single day, India’s overall number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 4,30,47,594, with 12,340 active cases, according to figures published on Wednesday by the Union Health Ministry.
The death toll rose to 5,22,006 with 40 more deaths, according to figures updated at 8 a.m. According to the ministry, active cases account for 0.03 per cent of total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remains at 98.76 per cent. In just 24 hours, the active COVID-19 caseload increased by 480 cases.
The Centre asks to take pre-emptive actions to prevent the coronavirus from spreading
The Centre asked Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, and Mizoram on Tuesday to keep a close eye on the regions of concern and take pre-emptive action if necessary to prevent the coronavirus from spreading.
The Centre advised these states and the Union Territory of Delhi to focus on monitoring clusters of new cases and containment efforts to stem the spread of the infection, as well as vaccination of the eligible population, including primary vaccination and administration of precaution doses, because they contribute more to India’s Coronvirus caseload and positivity rate.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan wrote to Delhi and the four states, advising them to implement the five-step plan of “test-track-treat-vaccination and adherence to Covid-appropriate behaviour,” with a focus on mask use in crowded locations.
“It is essential that the states must maintain a strict watch and take pre-emptive action, if required, in any areas of concern to control any emerging spread of the infection. Testing and surveillance still remain important to track the virus, its spread and evolution,” Bhushan said in the letter.
According to a civic source, Mumbai reported 85 coronavirus instances on Tuesday, the greatest daily addition to the tally since March 2 and more than twice Monday’s figure of 34. It brought the total number of people killed in the city to 10,58,884, while the death toll remained at 19,562.
He noted that on March 2, the total number of instances added to the tally was 100.
According to the official, all of the new cases are asymptomatic, and only 10 of the 26,044 hospital beds designated for COVID-19 therapy are now filled. So far, 10,38,932 persons have been released from the hospital following their recovery, including 52 during the day, leaving the metropolis with 390 current cases.