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India logs over 6,000 fresh Covid-19 cases, health minister to chair high-level meeting today

A few days ago, Mandaviya said that ICU beds, oxygen supply, and other critical care arrangements are in place, adding that there's a weekly review of preparedness.
12:38 PM Apr 07, 2023 IST | APN Live
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There seems to be no decline in Covid-19 cases in India. The country is once again seeing a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases. India on Saturday reported 6,050 new coronavirus cases which are 13 percent higher than yesterday which recorded 5,335 cases.


Daily cases have crossed the 6,000 mark for the first time since September 16 last year. With the addition of today’s cases, the number of active Covid-19 cases in the country stands at 28,303.

According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the daily positivity rate in the country stands at 3.39 percent while the weekly positivity rate is recorded at 3.02 percent.


India also logged 14 fatalities in the last 24 hours. Three were reported from Maharashtra, two each from Karnataka and Rajasthan, one each from Delhi, Haryana, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab, and one death was reconciled by Kerala.

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As per the Health Ministry data, the active cases now comprise 0.06 percent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.75 percent.

With an uptick in Covid-19 cases, Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya will chair a high-level meeting with the health ministers of all states and Union Territories today.

Minister of State for Health and Family Affairs Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar said that the Centre has regularly issued guidelines to the States and UTs on Covid19. PM Modi has held a review with all states on this. Today, Health Minister Dr Mandaviya will hold a review meeting with health ministers of States and UTs.

The government has earlier said that it is prepared to deal with a spike in infections. A few days ago, Mandaviya said that ICU beds, oxygen supply, and other critical care arrangements are in place, adding that there’s a weekly review of preparedness.

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