At 12,591, India Reports 20% Rise in New COVID Cases
India recorded 12,591 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which is 20% higher than the previous day.
On Wednesday, 10,542 new cases were recorded.
The active caseload currently is 65,286, said the Union Health Ministry on Thursday.
The recovery rate is at 98.67%.
A total of 10,827 recoveries in the last 24 hours increased the total recoveries to 4,42,61,476.
The daily positivity rate is 5.46% and the weekly positivity rate stands at 5.32%.
Under the nationwide vaccination drive, 2.2bn (billion) total vaccine doses (952.1mn (million) crore second dose and 228.7mn precaution dose) have been administered so far.
Principal Secretary to the prime minister, PK Mishra, on Wednesday undertook a review meeting to oversee the level of preparedness and public health response to it.
According to sources in the know of things, Mishra advised officials to ensure operational readiness of hospital infrastructure till the sub-district level.
He also highlighted the need to examine the Covid situation regularly and update advisories to guide the states.
Mr Mishra also exhorted upon continuation of the ongoing time-tested strategy of Test-Track-Treat-Vaccination and adherence to COVID appropriate behaviour among the people.
A presentation was made by health secretary Rajesh Bhushan during the meeting, where he provided an overview of the global COVID situation.
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