Covid cases: Over 10,000 cases of infections in India in a single day
In the nation, there are currently 63,562 active.
According to data released by the Health Ministry, Covid-19 instances in India increased on April 19 with a total of 10,542 cases reported in 24 hours. A day after the nation recorded 7,633 cases, there was an increase in cases.
In the five days from April 14 to April 18, when 11,109 and 7,633 instances, respectively, were reported, the nation's graph had been on the decline. 9,111 on April 17, 10,093 on April 16, and 10,753 on April 15 were the numbers recorded in India.
According to data from the Health Ministry, there are currently 63,562 active in the nation. According to data updated at 8 am, a total of 38 deaths were reported over the course of the previous 24 hours, including 11 that Kerala reconciled. With this, there have been 531190 fatalities nationwide.
The weekly positivity rate was estimated to be 5.1%, while the daily positivity rate was 4.39 percent. According to the ministry, the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.67%, and the active cases currently make up 0.14 percent of all infections.
A total of 220.66 crore doses have been given so far as part of the countrywide vaccination campaign.
Medical professionals have cautioned that the next four weeks are essential since the new XBB1.16 type can bypass people's immune systems.
Despite a recent increase in Covid-19 infections across the nation, according to Dr. Randeep Guleria, a former director of AIIMS, Delhi, the situation is not alarming. "Covid-19 cases have been increasing all over the nation. However, the vast majority of infections are minor. Hospitalisation rates haven't increased either. Not yet, according to Guleria, who spoke to ANI.
The West Bengal government earlier on April 18 released a Covid-19 advisory urging people to stay away from large crowds, especially those containing the young, old, pregnant women, and individuals with co-morbidities. In order to eradicate the virus, the advisory also recommended individuals to often wash their hands and use alcohol-based hand sanitizers. If you tested positive, you should spend a week in Covid home isolation, and if your symptoms worsen, you should go to the hospital or a doctor right away. The recommendation restricts the use of antibiotics and cough medicines without a doctor's prescription. Additionally, the state is establishing Helpline No. 14416.
According to information provided by the municipal government's health department, 1,537 new COVID-19 cases were seen in Delhi on Tuesday, with a positive rate of 26.54 percent. According to a recent poll by LocalCircles, one or more family members are now ill in 45 percent of Delhi-NCR households. According to government data, the number of active coronavirus infections 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. Suresh Kumar, the medical director at LNJP Hospital, had issued a warning on April 13 that the number of coronavirus cases in the city will rise in the coming weeks.