NEW DELHI: The Union Health Ministry has announced that India has reported 10,753 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. This update also revealed that the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the country has increased to 53,720.
Furthermore, the update disclosed that there were 27 deaths in the last 24 hours due to the infection, taking the total death toll from COVID-19 across the country to 5,31,091. The maximum number of deaths in the last 24 hours occurred in Delhi, where six people lost their lives due to COVID-19, and four people died in Maharashtra.
The Indian government has been taking various measures to control the spread of COVID-19, such as increasing the availability of vaccines in regions with high case numbers. The public has also been advised to follow all necessary precautions such as wearing masks, maintaining social distance, and regularly washing hands to reduce the transmission of the virus.
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According to the report, The current rise in Covid cases is being driven by XBB.1.16, which is a sub-variant of Omicron. While the daily positivity rate touched 6.78%, the weekly positivity rate was at 4.49%.
There have been three deaths in Rajasthan and one each in Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
According to the information of the Union Health Ministry, the daily positivity rate has reached 6.78. While the weekly positivity rate has reached 4.49.
However, the rise in the number of cases and deaths indicates that the battle against COVID-19 is far from over, and people must remain vigilant to protect themselves and others. It is essential to follow all COVID-19 guidelines to reduce the risk of infection and prevent the further spread of the virus.