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Health Minister to chair high level Kovid-19 review meeting on increasing cases on Friday MPNRC

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Official sources said that Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will on Friday chair a high-level review meeting with the core team of experts on the increasing cases of Kovid-19 in the country. India has been witnessing an increase in coronavirus infections in the last few weeks.

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As of today, there are over 1,000 active cases in 10 states – Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal and Gujarat. The core team of experts will include Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, Dr Balram Bhargava, Director General, ICMR and Sujit Singh, Director, NCDC.

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, Biotechnology Department Secretary Rajesh S Gokhale, Pharmaceutical Department Secretary S Aparna and others will also attend the meeting. In the INSACOG review meeting held last week, states/UTs were asked to submit a “large number” of samples for whole genome sequencing from districts and regions that have a rise in COVID-19 cases over a period of seven days. was seen.

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The directive was issued to investigate the possibility of any newly emerging variant or sub-version and to find out the reasons behind the successful transition. According to experts from the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), Omicron and its sublineages, mainly Ba. An official source said that BA.2 and BA.2.38, as of now, are behind the current increase in COVID cases.

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BA.2 and its sublines are found in about 33 percent of samples, with BA.2.38 in more than 85 percent of cases. The source said that the percentage of BA.4 and BA.5 is found in less than 10 per cent of the samples.

“The last review meeting stated that as of now there is no type of concern in the country. India now has BA.4 and BA.5 in addition to BA.2, which have slightly higher transmissibility than other Omicron sublines.” the officer said. India’s 43 districts, including 11 in Kerala, six in Mizoram and five in Maharashtra, are reporting weekly Covid positivity rates of more than 10 per cent. Sources said that in 42 districts, which include eight in Rajasthan, five in Delhi and four in Tamil Nadu, the weekly positivity ranges between 5 and 10 per cent.

A total of 12,249 new coronavirus infections were reported in a day, taking India’s tally of infections to 4,33,31,645, while active cases rose to 81,687, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday. The death toll has risen to 5,24,903 with 13 new deaths, data updated at 8 am.

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