More than three lakh Covid cases have been reported in the last 24 hours in the country. A total of 3,14,835 people were newly infected. This is the highest number ever recorded in India. 2104 deaths also occurred. The central government has said there is a cause for concern in 146 districts across the country. The test positivity rate is above 15%. In addition to these districts, there are 274 expanding districts in the country. The positivity rate in these districts is 5-15 per cent.
“We have talked to the authorities in the districts where the situation is complicated and discussed ways to prevent the spread. These are the districts with the highest number of patients per day. The emergence of new cases also raises concerns, ”said Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary.
The number of covid patients in the state has doubled in time: Health Department
Thiruvananthapuram: The spread of Covid disease in the state continues unabated. The Department of Health estimates that it takes less time to double the number of patients. It takes less than ten days for the number of patients to increase. This indicates that the virus is highly contagious. Currently, the health department has taken steps to increase the number of tests and detect and prevent cases. But when one lakh tests are done every day, the number of patients is between 15,000-20,000. It is also a matter of concern that the test positivity rate has been above 15 for the past week. The highest prevalence is in Ernakulam.