COVID-19 India Update | States increase vigilance as cases surge

3 Apr 2023 • India logged over 3,800 new Covid cases on Saturday, the highest daily tally in six months, as infections in the past seven days surged at the fastest rate since the third wave in January 2022. What do we know so far?

  • India recorded over 18,450 fresh cases in the past week (March 26-April 1), a 2.1x rise over the previous seven days’ tally of 8,781
  • The doubling time of cases has reduced to less than seven days.
  • The last time the daily tally was more than doubling in a week was during the third wave.
  • As of today morning, India had 20,219 active cases and reported 1,830 new ones in the past 24 hours.
  • Kerala leads with most active cases
  • Health ministry to check in with states today
  • Nationwide mock drills for COVID-19 will take place in a week on April 10 and 11
  • Experts have said that the new XBB.1.16 variant of the virus could be driving the surge, but there is no need to panic.

Source: ET Health | Read full story

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