India not yet reached community transmission stage of COVID-19: Health Ministry

The Health Ministry said that India has effectively dealt with the Covid-19 pandemic and the country has the lowest caseloads and deaths in terms of its population in comparison to other nations.

It said, there is no community transmission in the country.

Briefing media in New Delhi, the Health and Family Welfare Ministry said, India has 538 cases per million in comparison to the global average of 1497.

In terms of death rate, India has 15 deaths per million compared to the global average of 69.3. The Health Ministry said, recovered cases are progressively rising and the total recoveries reached 1.75 times of the active cases.

It said, people between the age group from 45 to above 75 constitute 26 per cent of the population and most of the deaths have been registered in this age group.

It said, most of the 39 percent deaths have been registered in the age group of 60 to 74 which is eight percent of the total population.

The Health Ministry said, a total of 4, 76, 378 people affected with coronavirus have recovered in the country so far.

In the past 24 hours, 19,547 people have recovered from Covid-19 and with this the recovery rate reached 62.08 per cent.

The Ministry said, a total of 24,879 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the country within 24 hours taking the total number of cases to 7,67,296.

This is the highest number of fresh cases recorded in India since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

In a single day, 487 deaths have been reported taking the nationwide toll to 21,129.

Presently, the total number of active corona cases in the country is 2,69,789.

Meanwhile, Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR said that a total of 2,67,061 tests of corona virus samples were conducted by the various laboratories in the country within 24 hours.

This is the highest number of tests conducted by the laboratories in one day since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic in India.

So far 1,7,40,832 tests have been conducted.

ICMR is continuously scaling up its testing facilities for Covid-19 by giving approval to government and private laboratories.

As of now, total 1,132 laboratories across India have been given approval to conduct the test for Covid-19 including 805 government laboratories and 327 private laboratories’ chains.

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