COVID-19: India logs over 1.5 lakh new infections for third consecutive day, active caseload now at 8,21,446

COVID-19: India logs over 1.5 lakh new infections for third consecutive day, active caseload now at 8,21,446

New Delhi: India logged over 1.5 lakh new COVID-19 infections for the third consecutive day and recorded 1,68,063 fresh cases in the last 24 hours.

According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday (January 11, 2022) morning, the country’s active coronavirus caseload has now jumped to 8,21,446.

India also witnessed 277 fresh fatalities due to COVID-19 and the country’s death toll has now increased to 4,84,213.

While there were 1,79,723 new infections on Monday, 1,59,632 fresh cases on Sunday had taken India’s active tally to 5,90,611.

COVID-19 hospitalisation rate at 5-10 % but situation may change rapidly

The Centre on Monday had said that five to 10 per cent of the active cases in the current surge so far needed hospitalisation but the situation is dynamic and may change rapidly. In a letter to states and union territories. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that during the second wave of COVID-19 in the country, the percentage of active cases that needed hospital care was in the range of 20-23 per cent.

“In the present surge, five to 10 per cent of active cases needed the hospitalisation so far. The situation is dynamic and evolving. Therefore, the need for hospitalisation may also change rapidly,” he said.

Let there be no lapses

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday also virtually interacted with State Health Ministers and Principal Secretaries/ Additional Chief Secretaries and Information Commissioners of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa, Dadra & Nagra Haveli and Daman & Diu.

“Let there be no lapses in our preparedness as we battle this surge of the pandemic. Holistic synergy between Centre and States is most vital for seamless and effective pandemic management,” Mandaviya told them.

He also urged the states to make robust preparation in terms of physical infrastructure and efficiently utilize the approved funds under India’s COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Package-Phase-II(ECRP-II).

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