COVID-19 Updates: India reports 5,676 new cases
COVID-19 Updates: India reports 5,676 new cases

New Delhi: India registered 5,676 new covid-19 cases and 21 deaths in the last 24-hrs, as per union health ministry updates  Tuesday, April 11. With this, the total number of active cases stood at 37,093. The country has recorded 44.9 million cases and 5,31,000 deaths so far.

Epidemiologists say that the rising number of covid cases is currently doubling every 4-5 days, and this has now led to the country reporting more than  5,000 covid cases each day.

The current spike in cases is caused by the coronavirus strain XBB.1.16. But in a relief, the infection is considered to be milder in nature and may not lead to a rise in hospitalisation rate as Indians have likely developed hybrid immunity due to vaccination and natural exposure to the disease.  . However, the Center has recommended people complete their vaccinations and wear masks in crowded areas.

The states and union territories must use a risk assessment-based strategy to stop and contain the virus, according to a directive from the union health ministry. The ministry has urged state governments to assess the covid-19 situation at the local level (districts and sub-districts) and to keep their attention on putting the essential measures in place for timely and effective covid-19 management while also ensuring effective compliance.

In light of the limited data available, the health ministry advised that "the five-fold strategy, i.e., Test-Track Treat-Vaccination should be followed with continued focus on adequate & proactive testing as per guidelines, monitoring new and emerging clusters of new Covid-19 cases along with monitoring the trend of Influenza-like illness (ILI) & SARI cases on a regular basis for detecting early warning signals of the spread of infection."

The number of Covid cases has been gradually rising throughout the nation, with Karnataka reporting 1673 active cases, Kerala 1,3745 active cases, Maharashtra 4,667 cases, Gujarat 1,932 cases, Delhi 2,338 cases, Tamil Nadu 2,099 active cases, and Himachal Pradesh 1,762 instances thus far. With a current recovery rate of 98.76%, about 4,42,00,079 individuals have recovered from the virus.

More than 220.66 crore vaccine doses have now been given to citizens of the country as part of the COVID vaccination effort. Around 358 vaccination doses were given out in the previous 24 hours.

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