Fourth Wave of COVID in India? These 5 States Report Sudden Surge in Infections | Full List

New Delhi: India has seen a slight increase in COVID-19 cases as 5 states including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have reported an increase in infections. The country recorded nearly 25,000 cases last week, the highest number of 7 days in 3 months. The country’s daily positive rate has risen to 1.62%, while the weekly positive rate is currently set at 0.91%. However, the death toll was low.Also Read – The Rise Of Covid Cases In Tamil Nadu; Positive testing for 12 omicron sub-variants

List of states reporting an increase in COVID-19 cases

Maharashtra: Maharashtra reported 1,494 new COVID-19 cases, including 961 in Mumbai on Sunday, and one death due to infection, the number of infections reaching 78,93,197 and 1,47,866. Sunday was the fourth consecutive day, with more than 1,000 cases reported in Maharashtra. The previous day the state recorded 1,357 new coronavirus infections and one epidemic-related death. In the wake of the increasing number of cases, the Maharashtra government has made it mandatory for citizens to wear masks in public places rather than open spaces. Additional Chief Secretary Dr Pradeep Vyas issued a letter to all district officials, including mandating the wearing of masks in public places. He said the mask is mandatory in closed public places such as trains, buses, theaters, halls, offices, hospitals, colleges, schools. Read also – West Bengal reports first COVID-19 death in a week

Kerala Kovid-19 cases are on the rise again in Kerala. Earlier Saturday, Southern State crossed its daily Kovid number by 1,500 and reached 1,544, but there were four deaths. Earlier this month, the cases were 1,370, 1,278 and 1,465 respectively. Read also – Scientists identify a new coronavirus that is common in rodents

Karnataka: 301 new COVID-19 infections and one death were reported in Karnataka on Sunday. New cases take the total virus count in the state to 39,53,359, with one death reaching 40,066. 291 in Bangalore city, three in Mysore and two in Dakshina Kannada.

Tamil Nadu: Earlier Sunday, the state saw 107 COVID-19 cases. The Tamil Nadu Health Department has been vigilant about the growing number of Kovid-19 cases in the state and directed the authorities to press for protocols in all districts. Tamil Nadu has also reported the BA4 and BA5 sub-variants of the Omicron Kovid variant, said the state health minister MA Subramanian. MA Subramanian said that BA4 was detected in four samples while BA5 was detected in eight samples. He said the victims are in good health and are being monitored, their contacts tracked and under observation.

New Delhi: There were 343 new COVID-19 cases in Delhi on Sunday, with a positive rate of 1.91 per cent. With this, the number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital has risen to 19,08,730 and the death toll is 26,212. On Saturday, the capital recorded 405 new COVID-19 cases with a positive rate of 2.07 per cent but no new deaths were reported.

The center writes to 5 states

Earlier last week, the Center advised five states to take strict monitoring and take proactive measures to control any emerging spread of the infection. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, who has written a letter to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana, Karnataka and Maharashtra, said some states are reporting a higher contribution to India’s caseload, indicating the possibility of localized spread of the infection.

“There is a need to adopt a risk assessment-based approach to public health responses without losing the profits so far made in the fight against infectious disease.

(With agency inputs)

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