June 24, 2021, 2:40 p.m.New Delhi, June 24 (France Latin) India today registered 54,069 new cases, with 1,321 deaths from Kovit-19 in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Since January last year, the country, with a population of 1,350 million in South Asia, has accumulated 30 million 82 thousand 778 people affected by the epidemic.
The number of active cases of infectious diseases in India has decreased to 627 thousand 57 and the number of recovered patients has decreased to 29 million 63 thousand 740.
Lau Agarwal, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Health, told the Press Trust of India that if control strategies and appropriate behaviors were followed, the impact of the third wave of infection would be minimal and health infrastructure would not be reduced.
In turn, Dr. Anurag Agarwal, director of the Institute for Genomics and Integrated Biology, pointed out that there is no evidence that the delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 corona virus produces and replicates third-wave infections that cause disease. NDTV Channel.
He noted that less than 1 per cent of the more than 3,500 samples deployed in the Maharashtra region were found to have a delta plus strain of the delta variant.
He noted that although it does not appear to cause severe symptoms in patients, it is classified as a worrying variant.
Health officials said 40 cases of delta plus variant of the corona virus have been detected in the states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka.
The government advised those regions to focus on monitoring, testing, rapid contact tracking and vaccination.
Also, Dr Randeep Gularia, director of the Pan-Indian Institute of Medical Sciences, reiterated that crowding after the easing of restrictions could lead to a third wave of infections in six or eight weeks.
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