India reported a significant surge in COVID-19 cases with 5,335 fresh infections recorded in the last 24 hours, marking the highest single-day rise in nearly six months, according to the Union health ministry. This increase follows a trend of rising daily infections, ranging from 2,994 on April 1 to 4,435 on April 5.
As of now, the country’s active COVID-19 caseload is 25,587, with a daily positivity rate of 3.32 percent. The total number of recoveries reached 4,41,82,538, reflecting a recovery rate of 98.75 percent, aided by 2,826 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
Under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive, India has administered 220.66 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses, with 1,993 doses administered in the last 24 hours. The weekly positivity rate currently stands at 2.89 percent.
In response to the rising cases, Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud announced that lawyers are free to appear virtually in court. The Supreme Court had reverted to physical hearings on April 4, considering the low infection rate. However, the court has been successfully employing a hybrid method of both physical and virtual hearings.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya addressed concerns about the Omicron sub-variant circulating in India, assuring that it hasn’t led to increased hospitalizations. While urging vigilance, he emphasized the importance of taking necessary steps to prevent the virus’s spread.
It’s noteworthy that the situation is dynamic, and public health measures are subject to change based on evolving circumstances.