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20% increase in conjunctivitis cases in Mumbai and other cities across India

The number of active Covid cases in India mounted to 25,587 as the country witnessed a surge in coronavirus infections, registering 5,335 fresh cases of the deadly virus in the past 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry.

On Wednesday, India has registered 4,435 new Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day jump since September 2022.

As per the data at 8 am today on the Union Heath Ministry’s website, six more fatalities due to the deadly viral infection were reported during the past 24 hours taking the overall death toll since the pandemic hit to 5,30,929 while the active cases jumped by 2,496 and the current caseload in the country stands at 25,587

According to the health ministry’s data, the active cases comprise 0.06 per cent of the total infections since the viral outbreak while the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 per cent with 2,826 people recovering from the contagious virus during the past 24 hours

The data stated that at 8,229 Kerala, which registered 1,404 new cases, has the most number of active cases, Maharashtra has 3,874 while Delhi has 1,795 coronavirus cases.

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Himachal Pradesh has reported 212 new cases while 130 fresh infections were registered in Tamil Nadu.

The data also revealed that a total of 1.6 lakh Covid-19 tests were conducted during the past 24 hours.

Scientists have attributed the recent uptick in Covid-19 cases to the Omicron variant XBB.1.16 of the coronavirus diseases which is being closely monitored by the World Health Organization

On March 22, the WHO had added the XBB.1.16 to its list of variants under monitoring. The global body has said that the XBB.1.16 variant has a similar to its predecessor XBB.1.5, but contains additional changes in the spike protein, adding that lab studies have revealed that XBB.1.16 show signs of increased infectivity as well as potentially increased pathogenicity.

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