India experiences an increase in infections, with over 10,000 cases reported in just one day
Covid India cases: Currently active in the nation are 63,562
Data provided by the Health Ministry showed that there were 10,542 COVID-19 cases reported in India in 24 hours on April 19. A day after the nation reported 7,633 cases, the number of cases increased.
From April 14 to 18, when 11,109 and 7,633 cases, respectively, were reported, the nation experienced a downward trend.
Total Active cases
Currently, there are 63,562 people active in the nation, according to data from the Health Ministry. The data updated at 8 a.m. showed that there had been 38 deaths overall in the previous 24 hours, including 11 in Kerala. As a result, there have been 531,190 fatalities nationwide.
The positivity rate of COVID-19
Both the daily and weekly positivity rates were calculated to be 4.39 and 5.1%, respectively. The ministry reported that the national COVID-19 recovery rate was now 98.67% and that the number of active cases now makes up 0.14 percent of all infections.
A total of 220.66 crore doses have already been given as part of the nationwide vaccination campaign.
New XBB1.16 variant
Meanwhile, medical professionals have issued a warning that the upcoming four weeks are extremely important because the new XBB1.16 variant can evade people’s immune systems.
No need to panic, say former AIIMS directors
Even though the nation is experiencing a recent rise in COVID-19 infections, according to Dr. Randeep Guleria, a former director of AIIMS, Delhi, the situation should not cause alarm.
“The number of COVID-19 cases has increased across the country. However, the majority of infections are minor. Hospitalization rates have not increased either. Yet, the situation does not resemble one of panic,” Guleria told ANI.
COVID-19 advisory from the West Bengal government
The West Bengal government had earlier on April 18 released a COVID-19 advisory urging people to stay away from large crowds, especially if they are composed of the young, old, pregnant, or have co-morbid conditions. The warning also urged individuals to regularly wash their hands and use alcohol-based hand sanitizers to eradicate the virus.
Those who tested positive are advised to stay at home in COVID home isolation for a week, and if their symptoms worsen, they should go right away to the hospital or a doctor. The advisory restricts the use of antibiotics or cough syrups without medical advice.
The state is also establishing Helpline No. 14416.
New Delhi Covid tally
According to a recent survey by LocalCircles, one or more family members are currently ill in 45 percent of Delhi-NCR households. According to official data, the number of active coronavirus cases in Delhi increased by more than 430 percent in just under three weeks, from 932 cases on March 30 to 4,976 cases on April 17.
Fresh COVID-19 cases (On Tuesday) = 1,537
Positivity rate (Till Tuesday)= 26.54%
The medical director of LNJP Hospital, Suresh Kumar, gave an advisory on April 13, indicating that the number of coronavirus cases in the populace of the capital would soon reach a peak.