India reported 8,822 Covid-19 cases with a jump of 2,228 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total tally of active caseload to over 53,637 the Union health ministry said on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, the country had reported 6,594 new infections across the country. The Union government is concerned about the sharp spike in Covid cases and has directed states/UTs to follow robust genomic surveillance and track severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) and influenza like illness (ILI) cases in hospitals. “About 8,822 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours with India’s active caseload currently reaching at 53,637," said the ministry.
Earlier this week, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Union health minister has directed the states to continue monitoring spread of infection and undertake required steps for prompt and effective management of Covid-19 as cases continues to rise in India.