During the past month, Kerala reported 2,347 cases a day on an average while Maharashtra had 2,135 cases, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said in his letter to these states.
The Greater Chennai Corporation has also commenced an awareness drive among the 60 plus categories of people for taking the third dose of vaccine.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,27,72,398 while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.21 per cent.
Amid surge in new Covid cases, the State government will launch its door-to-door surveillance from Tuesday in effort to contain transmission of the virus.
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However, it will be compulsory for them to register on the tourism department's portal before setting out on the pilgrimage, Chief Secretary S S Sandhu said.
With the national capital witnessing a spurt in COVID-19 cases in the past few days, the number of active cases of the disease in the city has now increased to 3,705 from 601 on April 11.
According to the media bulletin released by the State Command Control Room, East Godavari reported the highest of 22 new infections followed by 16 in Guntur.
The test will be conducted only on patients with symptoms.
A total of 53,719 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the city the previous day, according to the data shared by the city health department.
AIIMS medical superintendent Dr DK Sharma said that 'this is no longer required for any such routine COVID-19 testing prior to any inpatient hospitalisation'.
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The officials also seized products worth Rs 37 lakh from the store under Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and rules made under r/w Medical Devices Rules, 2017.
The Collector urged the people to lodge complaints if anyone collected excess amounts for tests.
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Launching the unit, BBMP chief commissioner Gaurav Gupta said that these units will collect samples 24x7 from any location in the south zone.
The Centre has asked the State government to immediately increase the testing in a strategic manner keeping in view the trend of case positivity in specific areas.
The daily case count which witnessed a marginal drop on January 16 rose again the next day due to the fluctuation in the number of tests.
Asymptomatic patients undergoing surgical/non-surgical invasive procedures, including pregnant women, should not be tested unless warranted or symptoms develop, state health department advisory said.
The city’s COVID-19 prevention and control office said all who have tested positive in the initial testing round were found to have the Omicron variant.
There are at least six elite athletes who returned Covid positive during routine testing while two hockey players also joined the list.