The Ministry of Health issues an alert for the increase in Covid-19


The coronavirus pandemic: The Center has issued a warning regarding the increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has expressed his concern in writing to the health secretaries of Delhi, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. The weekly positivity rate in these states is over 10 percent.

“The aim should be to accelerate vaccination of the eligible population and follow a five-fold strategy and appropriate behavior for COVID,” Bhushan said.

In a warning, the Union Health Ministry has said that there is a possibility of mass gatherings for various festivals in the coming months. This may increase the number of coronavirus cases.

Meanwhile, India has recorded 19,406 new cases of Covid-19 and 49 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to data shared by the Union Health Ministry. The ministry said active coronavirus cases account for 0.31 percent of total infections, while the national recovery rate has been recorded at 98.50 percent. A decrease of 571 cases has been recorded in the active burden of Covid-19 in 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.96 percent and the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 4.63 percent.

Those who died due to the coronavirus included five from Maharashtra and West Bengal, three from Chhattisgarh, two from Delhi, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan and Tripura and Haryana, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Hi has a person from Odisha, Punjab, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

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