The largest increase of Covid-19 infections in 184 days was seen in India in the 24 hours ending at 8 am on Sunday, when 3,824 new cases were reported. Data from the Union Health Ministry show that due to the unexpected jump, there are now 18,389 active cases in the nation. Meanwhile, five more fatalities brought the total number of fatalities to 5,30,881. The current Covid-19 tally in India is 4.47 crore (4,47,22,605).
According to data from the Health Ministry, active infections account for 0.04 percent of all infections.
The weekly positivity rate is 2.24 percent, compared to the daily positivity rate of 2.87 percent. 4,41,73,335 persons had recovered from the illness, and the case fatality rate was 1.19 percent in the same period.
According to information provided by the city health department, Delhi recorded 416 new Covid cases on Saturday, the most in more than seven months, with a positivity rate of 14.37 percent.
According to the department’s most recent bulletin, one Covid-related fatality was also reported during the day. It further stated that there had been 26,529 fatalities till date.
Among the top five districts that have shown a constant increase in Covid cases over the past four weeks are Pune, Mumbai, Thane, Nashik, and Solapur. In Maharashtra, 53% of instances of Covid are found in Pune and Mumbai. State health officials are observing a sharp rise in the Omicron subvariant XBB.1.16 even in areas like Aurangabad, Gondia, and Akola.
Data from the state department shows 14 districts where the weekly Covid positivity rate is between 5 and 14%. A high Covid positivity of more than 5% is cause for concern. Pune had a weekly Covid positive rate of 11.1%, while Sangli’s positivity rate for the week of March 20–25 was 14.6%.