Mumbai : Amid rising Covid-19 cases in the country, Maharashtra on Wednesday reported one Covid death and recorded 334 new cases, the state Public Health Department said on Wednesday.
With the fresh infections, the active cases in the state stand at 1,648. According to the bulletin, the recovery rate in the state is 98.16 per cent.
Out of 8,65,63,502 laboratory samples, 81,40,479 have tested positive (09.40 per cent) for
COVID-19 until today.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today chaired a high-level meeting to assess the Covid-19 and influenza situation in the country in terms of preparedness of health infrastructure and logistics, the status of the vaccination campaign, the emergence of new Covid-19 variants and influenza types and their public health implications for the country.
This high-level review meeting comes against the backdrop of a spike in influenza cases in the country and the rise of Covid-19 cases in the past two weeks.
The Prime Minister was briefed that India has been witnessing a slight rise in new cases with average daily cases reported as 888 and weekly positivity reported as 0.98 per cent in the week ending March 22, 2023.
However, 1.08 lakh daily average cases have been reported globally during the same week.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued revised guidelines for Covid-19 in the wake of the surge of cases in the past week across the country.