India Reported 44,643 new Covid 19 cases in the last 24 hours, which is marginally higher than the previous day figure.
Kerala continues to log in 50% or more of the total cases in India, even as most other states show a steady decline in infections. The state reported more than 22,000 fresh cases for the third day this week while Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh continued to show signs of a spike in infections.
The government on Friday said that the testing capacity in the country has been substantially ramped up, with a total of 47.65 crore tests having been conducted so far.
The Delta variant, which first emerged in India, has been attributed to having more transmissibility and causing increased severity of Covid-19, compared to the earlier mutations, strains of the disease. The spur in cases have rung alarm bells across the world as domestic and international travel limitations becoming a relied upon method, as with previous waves of the disease, to limit infection spread.
As cases continue to Soar, Top scientists argue that heightened precautions should be taken to avert the transmission of Covid-19 to immune-compromised patients in hospitals to reduce this risk.
Adar Poonawalla is all set to meet Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in Delhi amidst confusion regarding the acceptance of Indian vaccine Covishield.