With a rise in coronavirus infections in India, the government reported 13,313 new cases of Covid-19 in the previous 24 hours, up from 12,249 instances on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
According to the Ministry, 10,972 persons have recovered from the virus, bringing the overall number of recoveries to 4,27,36,027, representing a 98.6 percent success rate. With the registered cases, India’s active caseload currently stands at 83,990, representing a 0.19 percent increase.
According to the Health Ministry, the country’s daily positivity rate is 2.03 percent, while the weekly positivity rate is 2.81 percent.
It also informed that at least 38 people have died in the last 24 hours due to the infection.
Cumulatively, 85.94 crore covid tests have been conducted in the country so far, of which 6,56,410 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours only.
According to the Health Ministry, 196.62 crore vaccine doses against the Coronavirus infection have been administered so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive of the Union Government.
According to the sources, amid rising cases of COVID-19 in India, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will chair a review meeting with the core team of experts today in the physical format in the afternoon.
Earlier, on June 13, Mandaviya chaired a meeting through video conferencing with Health Ministers and senior officials of States and Union Territories (UTs) to review the progress of the vaccination exercise HarGharDastak 2.0 campaign.
Highlighting increased case positivity in some districts and States and reduced COVID-19 testing, Mandaviya had stated that increased and timely testing will enable early identification of COVID cases and help to curb the spread of the infection among the community.
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He had urged States and UTs to continue and strengthen the surveillance and focus on genome sequencing for identifying new mutants/variants in the country. He stated that the five-fold strategy of Test, Track, Treat, Vaccination and Adherence to Covid Appropriate Behavior (CAB) needs to be continued and monitored by States/UTs.