The number of Covid-19 cases in India increased from 4,47,68,172 on Tuesday to 4,47,76,002. With 16 additional deaths reported in the past day, the death toll now stands at 5,31,016. Tuesday, India reported 21 fatalities.
According to the most recent information posted on the Union Health Ministry website, there were 7,830 more cases of Covid-19 infections overall over the past 24 hours, and the number of active infections surpassed 40,000. On September 1 of last year, India reported a daily increase of 7,946 COVID-19 cases.
After adding 5,675 cases on Tuesday, the overall number of cases increased to 4,47,76,002 from 4,47,68,172. In the past 24 hours, 16 additional deaths have been reported, bringing the total death toll to 5,31,016. The death toll in India was 21 as of Tuesday.
The data updated at 8 am stated that 16 new fatalities were reported, bringing the total number of deaths from the disease to 5,31,016. Of these, two deaths each were reported from Delhi, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh, one death each from Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh, and five deaths were reconciled by Kerala.
The data showed that the number of patients who have recovered from the illness has increased to 4,42,04,771, while the case fatality rate was noted at 1.19 percent.
The national COVID-19 vaccination drive has resulted in the administration of 220.66 crore doses of vaccines in the country thus far, according to the ministry’s website.
The new XBB1.16 variant can evade the human immune system, according to medical experts, who have alerted that the next four weeks are crucial in light of the recent spike in Covid cases.
Dr. Dhiren Gupta, a senior pediatrician at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, “The increase in cases in both children and adults is primarily due to the XBB 1.16 variant. This variant is capable of immune evasion and demonstrates immune escape. Along with adults and teenagers who have received vaccinations, it is infecting people who contracted Covid during the previous waves.”
A two-day COVID-19 mock drill was successfully conducted in 35 States and union territories across 724 districts as part of a significant national exercise in India’s fight against COVID-19, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
On April 7, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya presided over a conference with state health ministers and advised them to evaluate readiness with the local authority and health officials from the public and to perform mock drills at all healthcare facilities.
According to the press release, the mock drills were subsequently conducted on April 10 and 11 in a total of 33,685 healthcare facilities, including 5,635 private and 28,050 governmental facilities.