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Covid: India records over 6,000 new COVID-19 cases, Govt orders Mock Drills

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Covid in India: According to Union Health Ministry data published on Friday, India has seen another increase, with 6,050 Covid cases registered in the last 24 hours. This increase comes after the government reported 5,300 instances the day before.

With this, the country’s active Covid-19 caseload has increased to 28,303 cases, a spike of roughly 2716 cases.

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With the increase in instances, Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya will chair a review meeting with all state and union territory health ministers today, according to news agency ANI.

With an increase in Covid cases, scientists believe that XBB.1.16 is the Covid-19 variation responsible for the current spike. Scientists believe that people in India have evolved hybrid immunity. (due to vaccination and natural infection). As a result, the current Covid-19 versions will not result in a large number of hospitalisations. However, the government has advised individuals to wear masks in crowded locations and to finish their vaccinations if they haven’t already.


In the face of escalating COVID-19 cases, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya today convened a review meeting and encouraged states to remain vigilant and prepared for COVID-19 management.

Mr. Mandaviya stressed the importance of identifying emergency hotspots by monitoring trends in influenza-like illness (ILI) and severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) cases, ramping up testing and vaccination, and ensuring hospital infrastructure readiness in a virtual meeting with state health ministers and principal and additional chief secretaries.

Along with improving genome sequencing and ramping up whole genome sequencing of positive samples, he underlined the importance of raising awareness about Covid-appropriate behaviors.

Mandaviya stated that the Centre and the states must continue to cooperate collaboratively as they did during past surges for COVID-19 prevention and management.


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