In the last 24 hours, as many as 3,92,488 people tested positive for COVID in India, taking the cumulative caseload to 1,95,57,457.
This marks a minimal decline in new infections as the country had passed the grim milestone of recording over 4 lakh cases on Saturday.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state as it reported 63,282 new cases and 802 deaths in the last 24 hours.
The fatality count of the country went up in the same duration as 3,689 more people succumbed to the disease. The cumulative death toll now stands at 2,15,542.
In addition to this, 3,07,865 were discharged from various hospitals, taking the total number of recoveries in India to 1,59,92,271.
The active tally saw a further spike to reach 33,49,644 in the last 24 hours. The number stood at 32,68,710 on Saturday morning.
According to the ministry, the GoI along with states and union territories through a ‘Whole of Government’ approach has embarked on a five-point strategy for prevention, containment, and management of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country – Test, Track, Treat Covid Appropriate Behaviour and vaccination.
The GoI has advised states and union territories to set up Help Desks with the aid of Volunteer Groups, NGOs, and CSOs, which can support the management of patients admitted to the hospital effectively and facilitate better interaction between hospital staff and patients’ attendants.