India not in community transmission stage yet: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Covid
New Delhi/IBNS: Despite the steady rise in Novel Coronavirus cases across the country, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said India was not yet in the community transmission stage.
"As per the reports of experts, India is still not in the community transmission stage," Dr. Vardhan said.
The Health Minister added that 90 per cent of the Covid-19 cases have been reported in eight states.
Dr. Vardhan's comment came on a day India, a country of 1.3 billion people, witnessed a record breaking rise of 24,879 fresh infections in the past 24 hours while 487 people lost their lives in the same period pushing the death toll to 21,129.
The total confirmed cases of the pandemic at present across the nation are 7,67,296, the health ministry update said.
However on the brighter side with the improving recovery rate, the number of cured and discharged cases have now reached 4,76,378 pan India so far.
The cases at present under active medical supervision in the country stand at 2,69,789, while the difference between the active cases and recoveries has been increasing on the positive side.