On the Delta plus variant of Covid, the government said that it has been around since March and it is not yet a 'variant of concern'.
Central ministries, including the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, are currently discussing the matter with various other stakeholders, they added.
The BRICS meeting was chaired by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar through video conferencing.
The daily test positivity rate was recorded at 9.07 per cent, less than 10 per cent for the seventh consecutive day.
The daily positivity further declined to 8.36 per cent, remaining below 10 per cent for five consecutive days, while the weekly positivity rate dropped to 9.84 per cent.
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The active Covid cases, which had reached over 40 lakh-mark in the first week of May, have seen a steep decline of 13 lakh over the last 17 days.
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India has so far administered 20,26,95,874 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, the Union Health Ministry informed.
The daily positivity was recorded at 9.79 per cent. It has been less than 10 per cent for three consecutive days now, the Health ministry said.
The active cases have further reduced to 25,86,782 comprising 9.60 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 89.26 per cent.
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Guterres stressed that vaccinating quickly and thoroughly around the world, together with continued public health measures, are the only way to end the pandemic.
All doctors associated with Madad participate in the interactions together as a team.
The active cases further reduced to 28,05,399 comprising 10.57 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate improved to 88.30 per cent.
“All of the factors that are being cited as reasons for rise in mucormycosis existed before March-April too, but why suddenly this infection is being reported now in Covid patients?" asks an expert.
PM emphasized the important role played by ASHA and ANM workers in the war against COVID-19 in the villages and urged the health officials to take maximum advantage of their experience and potential.