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India’s Covid case jumped 6 times in last eight days: Govt

India has reported more than 6.3 times increase in cases in the last 8 days, the Union Health Ministry said. There has been a sharp increase in case positivity from 0.79 per cent on December 29, 2021 to 5.03 per cent on January 5, according to the Union Health Ministry.

Joint Secretary of the Union Health Ministry Lav Agarwal   said there has been a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases globally, adding that 25.2 lakh cases of infection were recorded all over the world on January 4, “the highest ever since the onset of the pandemic”, PTI reported.

“India has reported an increase of more than 6.3 times in the number of cases in the last eight days and a sharp increase in the case positivity rate from 0.79 per cent on December 29 to 5.03 per cent on January 5,” he said.

Agarwal said six states- Maharashtra, West Bengal, Kerala, Delhi, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu– have over 10,000 active Covid cases each.

 

He further stated that Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Jharkhand and Gujarat are emerging as the states of concern.

In Maharashtra, covid-19 cases have been increased by four times and Delhi has witnessed 9 times rise in Coronavirus cases, the central government stated.

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