INSACOG Monitoring Data: INSACOG Review Genomic Surveillance Data

INSACOG Monitoring Data: In view of the rising Covid-19 cases in the country, the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) will review the genomic data variants in the country next week. Sources have given this information to news agency ANI on Saturday.

INSACOG has been jointly launched by the Union Ministry of Health and Department of Biotechnology (DBT) along with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

What Dr Samiran Panda of ICMR said about Data Detection

On Friday, ICMR Additional Director General Dr Samiran Panda said, “Fear or panic does not serve as an appropriate COVID pandemic or public health. Fear never helps in analyzing data, it serves no purpose.” It is about examining the data very carefully. So if fluctuations are being observed from a particular site or from a district or some districts of the state then we need to know the number of tests done in that area. There is a need to carefully examine the local data for decision making at the local level. Dr. Panda stressed on the need to closely monitor the COVID-19 cases at the local or district level. He added, “The data A careful examination of where we can have relevance at the local level or district level should be seen.

Most cases of covid-19 were registered in three months

As the country continues to witness a rise in Covid infections, the daily infection tally has crossed the 8,000 mark. The highest number of cases have been registered in three months on Saturday. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India has recorded 8,329 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours which has increased by 745 more than yesterday. With this jump, active COVID-19 cases in the country have gone up to 40,370. This is 0.09 percent of the total positive cases in the country. Maharashtra recorded 3,081 new Covid-19 cases on Friday and most of the cases are from Mumbai alone.

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