As Covid cases see a sharp rise, UP in ‘alert mode’, Delhi issues mask advisory


States issued advisories as India witnessed 3,016 fresh Covid-19 cases on Thursday, the highest single-day rise in infections in nearly six months. There was also a 40 per cent rise in daily infections. The Delhi government assured people there was no reason to panic as the rate of hospitalisation was low.

According to Union health ministry data updated on Thursday, active Covid cases have increased to 13,509.

India recorded 2,151 new Covid-19 cases, according to health ministry data on Wednesday. So, Thursday’s data show that daily cases have surged by 40 per cent.

The last time the country saw a higher rise in single-day Covid-19 cases at 3,375 was on October 2 last year.

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