On Thursday, India reported 3,016 new cases of Covid-19, marking the highest daily increase in nearly six months. The total number of active cases in the country has increased to 13,509, according to the Union health ministry data. This surge in cases has raised concerns about a possible second wave of infections, especially since India has already faced a devastating first wave earlier this year, with a peak of over 400,000 cases per day in May. The Indian government has been urging citizens to continue following Covid-19 guidelines, including wearing masks and maintaining social distancing, to prevent another surge in infections.
India has been seeing a rise in Covid-19 cases in various states over the past few weeks. The majority of these cases are being reported from the states of Maharashtra, Punjab, and Karnataka. Maharashtra is the worst affected state, with more than 60% of the total active cases in the country.
The Indian government has been urging people to continue following Covid-19 appropriate behavior, such as wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, and washing hands regularly. The government has also been ramping up its vaccination drive, with more than 50 million doses administered so far. However, there are concerns about vaccine shortages in some states.
Amid the rising cases, the Delhi government has called for a meeting to review the Covid-19 situation in the national capital. The city has been reporting a steady increase in cases over the past few weeks, with the positivity rate rising to more than 2%. The government has increased testing and surveillance measures to curb the spread of the virus.
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