India’s COVID-19 cases cross 70,000-mark, No community transmission yet, says Health Ministry

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Bhubaneswar:  Despite the lockdown, India’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise as total cases crossed the 70 thousand mark on Tuesday. However, the health ministry has denied any community transmission in the country.

As per the latest data released by the Health Ministry, India’s total number of cases rose to 70756 which include 46008 active cases, 2293 fatalities. As many as 22454 patients have been recovered and discharged from the hospitals while one patient has migrated.

While India’s corona related death rate has remained stable at 3.2%, the recovery rate has further improved to 31.73%.

 

In the last 24 hours, India has added 3604 new cases and 87 deaths while 1538 patients have been recovered.

Despite the rising numbers, the health ministry has denied any community transmission in the country.

“ We have found few clusters and in some localities, we have noticed a relatively large outbreak. If we do not contain these areas the transmission rate will be higher. It is necessary for us to focus on containment measures in these areas so that it will not go to the community transmission stage” said Lav Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family welfare during a daily briefing of the government.

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