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Over 3,000 fresh Covid cases in India; Delhi govt to hold emergency meet

It is the highest in nearly six months

Covid cases Representative Image | PTI

India has recorded a single-day rise of 3,016 fresh Covid-19 cases, the highest in nearly six months. According to the Union Health Ministry data on Thursday, the active cases increased to 13,509.

Meanwhile, amid the spike in Covid-19 cases in the last few days, the Delhi government has called for an emergency meeting on Thursday. On Wednesday, Delhi recorded 300 Covid-19 cases.

On October 2 last year, a total of 3,375 cases were recorded in India.

In the last 24 hours, fatalities were reported by Maharashtra, two from Delhi and one from Himachal Pradesh. The country's COVID-19 death toll has increased to 5,30,862 with 14 latest fatalities.

According to the ministry data updated at 8 am, the daily positivity was recorded at 2.73 percent, while the weekly positivity was pegged at 1.71 per cent.

The infection tally stands at 4.47 crore (4,47,12,692).

According to the health ministry website, active cases now comprise 0.03 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.78 percent.

The number of people who have recovered from the disease surged to 4,41,68,321. The case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 percent.

Meanwhile, 220.65 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.

Emergency Covid meet

Health Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj has called the meeting in which health department officials and authorities of state-run hospitals are likely to take part.

It was on August 31 last year that Delhi recorded over 300 cases.

On Wednesday, the number of active cases in the state stood at 806 with two deaths.

The city has been witnessing an increase in the number of daily Covid cases over the last few days amid a sharp rise in H3N2 influenza cases in the country.

(With PTI inputs) 


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