Center emphasises five-fold plan in letter to States and UT over growing COVID cases

Centre sent a letter to six states and the Union Territory of Delhi on Saturday . The following months are expected to see major mass gatherings in the form of various festivals in different regions of the country, with a high number of COVID cases and a high success rate .

India August 6 : The Centre sent a letter to six states and the Union Territory of Delhi on Saturday, asking them to ensure adequate testing, promote COVID-appropriate behaviour, and accelerate vaccination to prevent the further spread of viral infection quickly and effectively, according to the Health Secretary.The following months are expected to see major mass gatherings in the form of various festivals in different regions of the country, with a high number of COVID cases and a high success rate.The states are encouraged to follow a five-fold strategy: In the region, it is recommended to test, monitor, treat, treat, vaccination, and follow COVID-appropriate behaviour.According to Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan's letter to states, the states should aim to increase the rate of vaccination for all eligible populations and increase the availability of free precaution doses for 18+ eligible populations at all government vaccination centers under Amrit Mahotsav until September 30.

The states and bodies must return such samples within 24 hours to the designated lab of the INSACOG network for genome sequencing.The Union Health Secretary also mentioned that districts reported more than ten percent increase in positivity rates in his letter to the Secretary of Delhi.In the last 24 hours, India had 19.406 new COVID-19 cases, including 1,34,793 active cases, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.The total number of cases is 0.31% active.

According to government reports, India's COVID-19 death toll has increased to 5,34,65,552, with daily positivity rate at 4.96 percent and weekly positivity rate at 4.63 percent.According to the data, 87.75 crore total tests have been conducted so far, out of which 3,91,187 have been conducted in the last 24 hours.