India announces 17,336 new cases of COVID-19 infection in the past day.

India has reported a significant spike in the prevalence of coronavirus infection . 17,336 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours as compared to 13,313 total cases recorded on Thursday .

New Delhi (India), June 24: India has reported a significant spike in the prevalence of coronavirus infection, with 17,336 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours as compared to the 13,313 total cases recorded on Thursday, according to the Union Health Ministry.Apart from this, India's active caseload stood at 88,284 at the rate of 0.2 percent, bringing the total number of cases recorded in the last 24 hours to 4,27,49,056 atThe country's daily positivity rate is 4.32 percent, whereas its weekly positivity rate is estimated to be 3.7 percent.According to the Health Ministry, there have been 85.98 crore tests conducted in the country so far, of which 4,01,649 in the last 24 hours alone.According to the Ministry of Health, up to 196.77 crores of covid-19 vaccine have been distributed to the states and Union Territories in India as part of the Union Government's national Vaccination Act on June 9.Rajesh Bhushan, the Union Health Secretary, also sent a letter to StatesUTs asking them to increase RT-PCR testing, surveillance, clinical management, vaccination, and COVID-19 guidelines, as well as take appropriate preventive measures.

In response to an upswing in COVID-19 cases in India, Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya analyzed the COVID-19 and vaccination situation in the country on Thursday, focusing on the elderly population, school-going children, and surveillance and genome sequencing.Mandaviya advised health authorities to monitor the COVID-19 outbreaks and outbreaks in districts reporting high prevalence, as well as monitoring.As there are adequate vaccination doses available, ensure that no vaccine is washed while still focusing on accelerating vaccination among the eligible and vulnerable groups, he said.