Sharp surge in COVID-19 infections globally, positivity rate over 5 % in 8 states: Health Ministry

Expressing his concerns about rising Covid cases in India, Agarwal said, “There has been a sharp surge in COVID cases in India; there are 9,55,319 active cases as on Jan 12.” Noting a high surge in Covid-19 infections in India, the positivity rate has risen from 1.1 per cent on Dec 30 to 11.05 per cent on January 12, the Union Health Secretary said.