India sees a further decline in infections, with 6,660 cases reported in 24 hours, according to Covid.
According to data published on Monday by the Union Health Ministry, India has reported a daily increase in Covid-19 instances, with the nation recording 7,178 new cases in the previous 24 hours. This minor decline follows a day in which infections across the nation decreased with 7,178 cases reported.
From 65,683 instances yesterday, the number of active cases in the nation presently stands at 63,380. In the past 24 hours, there have been 9,213 recoveries in India.
Scientists concluded that the Covid-19 variant XBB.1.16 is to blame for the current spike in Covid cases as a result of the trend of Covid cases increasing. Scientists assert that India's population has hybrid immunity, brought on by both vaccination and naturally occurring infection. As a result of its mild nature, the current Covid-19 variations won't result in a lot of hospitalisations or severity. However, the government has advised individuals to complete their vaccinations if they haven't already and to use masks in busy situations.
Rajesh Bhushan, the Union health secretary, had previously written to eight states about stepping up surveillance efforts and upgrading hospital facilities. These states are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases. Bhushan stressed that the pandemic was far from finished and that stopping the spread of infection was essential in a letter to Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, and Haryana.
The states were given orders by the health secretary to closely monitor increases in severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) and influenza-like illnesses (ILI), increase testing, provide more samples for genome sequencing, and encourage prophylactic doses.