India witnessed a slight rise in Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, with 740 fresh infections reported alongside seven deaths attributed to the virus. While the numbers remain significantly lower compared to the peak of the pandemic, they mark a shift from the downward trend observed in recent weeks.
Details of the Rise:
The 740 new cases bring the total active caseload in India to over 4,000, a slight increase from yesterday’s figures.
The seven deaths, distributed across multiple states, raise the country’s Covid death toll to over 530,000.
The rise in cases has been attributed to several factors, including increased holiday travel, festive gatherings, and the emergence of new sub-variants like JN.1.
The Indian government has urged caution and reiterated the importance of following Covid-appropriate behavior, including mask-wearing and social distancing, especially in crowded settings.
States have been asked to remain vigilant and ramp up testing and surveillance measures to identify and isolate potential cases early.
The focus remains on accelerating vaccination coverage, particularly among vulnerable populations and those eligible for booster doses.