Highlights

  • Centre to 8 states: increase testing, Covid vaccine coverage
  • 8 states on Thursday reported 13,154 new Covid cases in 24 hours
  • India's Omicron tally on Thursday surged to 961

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Centre to 8 states: increase Covid vaccine coverage, ramp up hospital preparedness

The warning to Delhi, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Jharkhand comes as India on Thursday reported 13,154 new Covid cases in a sharp rise in the last 24 hours.

The Centre on Thursday wrote to regional governments, advising the states to enhance Covid-19 testing, strengthen hospital-level preparedness, increase pace and coverage of vaccination.

The warning to Delhi, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Jharkhand comes as India on Thursday reported 13,154 new Covid cases in a sharp rise in the last 24 hours.

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India's Omicron tally on Thursday surged to 961. The weekly positivity rate in the country is 0.76 per cent which remains lesser than 1 per cent for the last 46 days. The daily positivity rate is 1.10 per cent which remains lesser than 2 per cent for the last 87 days.

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