Mumbai records 2,479 COVID cases in 24 hours, tally 50% higher than Wednesday

Meanwhile, Maharashtra reported 5,218 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. It is among ten other states which have been recording over 1,000 active cases

Representational image. ANI

Maharashtra reported 5,218 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. Meanwhile, Mumbai recorded 2,479 new cases on the same day, a 50 per cent rise from 1,648 the previous day, and one death in the last 24 hours, reported NDTV. The city crossed the 2,000-mark after three days.

India has been witnessing an increase in coronavirus infections over the last couple of weeks.

As on date, ten states — Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal and Gujarat — have over 1,000 active cases.

India saw a single-day rise of 13,313 new coronavirus infections, taking the infection tally to 4,33,44,958, while the active cases have increased to 83,990, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Thursday. The death toll has climbed to 5,24,941 with 38 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

In a review meeting of INSACOG held last week, states/UTs were asked to submit “larger number” of samples for whole genome sequencing from districts and areas which have seen a surge in COVID-19 cases over a period of seven days.

The direction was issued to check the possibility of any new emerging variant or sub-variant and ascertain the reasons behind the breakthrough infections, sources had said.

According to the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) experts, Omicron and its sublineages, primarily BA. 2 and BA.2.38, as of now, seem to be behind the current rise in COVID cases, an official source had said. The BA.2 and its sublineages constitute over 85 per cent of the cases with BA.2.38 being found in around 33 per cent of the samples. The percentage of BA.4 and BA.5 is found in less than 10 per cent samples, they had said.

Forty-three districts in India, including 11 from Kerala, six from Mizoram and five from Maharashtra, are reporting a weekly COVID positivity rate of more than 10 per cent. In 42 districts, including eight from Rajasthan, five from Delhi and four from Tamil Nadu, the weekly positivity is between 5 and 10 per cent, sources said.

Meanwhile, the subject expert committee on COVID-19 of India’s drug regulator will on Friday review the applications of Serum Institute of India seeking emergency use authorisation to use Covovax among those aged two to seven years and seven to 11 years, official sources said.

With input from agencies

Read all the Latest News, Trending News, Cricket News, Bollywood News,
India News and Entertainment News here. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



Source link

Latest

Brittney Griner Writes To White House Asking Biden Not To ‘Forget About Me’

Brittney Griner, the WNBA star detained in Russia, sent...

Bette Midler Sparks Backlash For Tweet Attacking Trans-Inclusive Language

Bette Midler disappointed fans and social media users Monday...

Follow the 9News live breaking news blog throughout the day

SES Commissioner Carlene York has revealed more about those...

Highland Park shooting: Person of interest arrested

Six people were killed Monday after a gunman opened...

Rozgar Bazaar Portal: Over 10 Lakh Jobs Created Since Launch, Says Delhi Deputy CM

Manish Sisodia, the deputy chief minister of Delhi, has asserted that the Rozgar Bazaar portal, which was launched by the Aam Aadmi Party government...

PCB chief Ramiz Raja uses bulletproof vehicle owing to security threat

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has told the national assembly standing committee on sports that he uses a bulletproof vehicle because of...