Amid spike in Covid-19 cases, Mandaviya to review situation with health ministers of states, UTs

The review meeting will be held on Friday afternoon

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Amid a steady spike in Covid-19 cases in the country, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will hold a review meeting with health ministers of all states and Union territories on Friday. India on Thursday logged 5,335 fresh coronavirus cases, the highest in 195 days.

“We need to remain alert but there is no need to worry. Currently, the sub-variant of Omicron which is circulating in the country hasn't increased hospitalisation," Mandaviya had said on the Covid-19 situation in the country.

On Wednesday, the Covid empowerment working group conducted its routine meeting to review the health preparedness in the country.

The number of active cases in India rose to 25,587 while 13 new deaths took the toll to 5,30,929. 

The daily positivity rate has been recorded at 3.32 per cent while the weekly positivity rate has been pegged at 2.89 per cent, according to Union health ministry data updated in the morning.

The active cases now comprise 0.06 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate has been recorded at 98.75 per cent, the ministry said.

According to the ministry's website, 220.66 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. 

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