Health Ministry statement on COVID – 19 Community Transmission

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The Health Ministry specified on Thursday India has still not reached the community transmission stage of COVID -19 and affirmed about the spread of virus have been localized outbreaks in some geographical areas.

The affirmation of center received data in India registered a single-day surge of 24,879 COVID-19 cases, taking the caseload to 7,67,296. The death toll increased up to 21,129 with 487 new fatalities. In India the sample of testing rate is more than 2.6 lakh samples per day for COVID – 19, an ICMR official said at the briefing, affirming that testing has been accelerated up in the country in a big way.

Health Ministry’s Rajesh Bhushan said, “COVID-19 recovered cases are 1.75 times that of active cases”. People over 60 years are only at 53% death rate in India. As a result of joint efforts have increased the rate of recovery up to 72% and doubling the recovery rate also in the last 30 days in the national capital. It has depicted a noticeable improvement recently in some days.

         Further also the Home Ministry Joint Secretary said the ministry has been holding regular meetings with the state governments in Delhi- NCR region to enhance the steps to resolve the Pandemic