Kerala witnessed a notable surge in new COVID-19 cases, contributing significantly to the overall count. The recent daily average of cases in the country has been around 100, and the latest uptick in numbers is being linked to the onset of the winter season, during which influenza-like illnesses often see an increase.
Health Ministry’s Observations
The Union Health Ministry has acknowledged the rise in cases and has attributed it to the typical pattern observed during the winter season. As temperatures drop, there tends to be an uptick in respiratory infections, including cases resembling influenza.
Total Active Cases
With a total of 166 new cases, the number of active COVID-19 cases across India currently stands at 895. Health authorities are closely monitoring the situation, emphasising the need for continued vigilance and adherence to preventive measures to curb the spread of the virus.
The winter season poses specific challenges in managing respiratory illnesses, and health officials are urging citizens to follow recommended protocols such as wearing masks, practicing hand hygiene, and maintaining social distancing to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
As the country navigates through the winter months, health authorities are intensifying efforts to monitor and respond to any fluctuations in COVID-19 cases. The emphasis remains on proactive measures to safeguard public health and prevent any potential surge in infections.