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Covid-19 fourth wave scare: India records 13,313 new cases, active infections jump to 83,990


New Delhi: India logged 13,313 new Covid-19 infections and 38 fatalities in the last 24 hours amid scare of a fourth coronavirus wave. As per the official data, the total coronavirus caseload has mounted to 4,33,44,958 while the death toll stands at 5,24,941. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.03%, as per the Union Health Ministry on Thursday (June 23). The total active cases have increased to 83,990 from 81,687. Earlier on Wednesday, India reported 12,249 fresh cases and 13 deaths. 

India’s total coronavirus tally had breached the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, while on January 25, 2022, the caseload surpassed four crore mark. 

Meanwhile, in the wake of the spike in Covid-19 cases across the country, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will chair a review meeting with the core team of experts today, ANI reported. Mandaviya had earlier chaired a meeting via video conferencing on June 13 with Health Ministers and senior officials of States and Union Territories (UTs), wherein he assessed the progress of the vaccination exercise HarGharDastak 2.0 campaign. “COVID is not over yet. There are reports of rising cases of COVID in some states. It is important at this time to be alert and not forget COVID Appropriate behaviour (CAB) such as wearing masks and maintaining physical distance to prevent the spread of the infection,” the Union Health Minister had stressed.

(With agency inputs)

Source: Zee News