India reports 8,822 Covid cases in last 24 hours

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The Union government is concerned about the sudden increase in Covid cases and has asked states and territories to conduct rigorous genomic monitoring and track SARI and influenza-like sickness (ILI) cases in hospitals.

India reported 8,822 Covid-19 instances in the last 24 hours, an increase of 2,228 cases, bringing the total number of active cases to above 53,637, according to the Union health ministry. On Tuesday, the country had reported a total of 6,594 new infections.

The Union government is concerned about the sudden increase in Covid cases and has asked states and territories to conduct rigorous genomic monitoring and track SARI and influenza-like sickness (ILI) cases in hospitals.

“Around 8,822 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing India’s active caseload to 53,637,” the ministry stated.

As cases of Covid-19 continue to grow in India, Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya advised states to continue monitoring the spread of infection and take necessary actions for timely and effective therapy. Mandaviya has encouraged states to focus on raising Covid vaccination coverage among school-aged children and providing elderly people with a prophylactic dosage.

At the moment, Delhi is responsible for 3,177 active Covid cases, Maharashtra has 18,267, and Kerala has around 16,278 active infections. So far, 1,632 active cases have been reported in Tamil Nadu, 1510 in Uttar Pradesh, and 3,882 in Karnataka.

More than 5,718 individuals have recovered from Covid in the last 24 hours. More than 4,26,67,088 patients have healed from Covid since it began.

Over 85.58 crore Covid tests have been conducted across the country to far, with 4.40 lakh tests performed in the last 24 hours.

Over than 195.50 crore vaccine doses have indeed been administered to people across the country as part of the Covid vaccination push. The central government has given states and UTs more than 193.53 crore vaccine doses, with 13.40 crore vaccine doses in reserve and unutilized vaccine accessible.

Separately, China has announced intentions to provide visas to Indian professionals and their families who have been stuck in India for more than two years as a result of Beijing’s harsh visa restrictions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Thousands of Indian students studying at Chinese universities have shown an interest in returning to their colleges and universities, and China is currently considering their petitions.

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