Lav Aggrawal of Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. (Photo Credit: ANI)
With the number of COVID-19 positive cases nearing 1100 mark, Union Health Ministry on Monday clarified that there India is still in the local transmission and that it will admit it reaches the community transmission. The ministry also said that a total of 92 new coronavirus positive cases were have been reported in the last 24 hours. “92 new cases of COVID-19 and four deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, taking total cases to 1071 & number of deaths to 29 in India,” Lav Aggrawal of Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare said.
There are four stages of a disease outbreak. In the third stage, the transmission is considered to reach a community level. During this, a person with no history of getting in touch with infected patient tests positive. Officials find it difficult to point out the source of the infection at this stage.
The health ministry also confirmed that they are still at less than 30 per cent of thier testing capacity. In the last 3 days, 13,034 tests have been done in private labs.
“38,442 tests have been conducted till now out of which 3,501 were done yesterday, it means we are still at less than 30% of our testing capacity. In the last 3 days, 13,034 tests have been done in private labs,” R Ganga Ketkar, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Meanwhile, migrants - returning to their homes in Uttar Pradesh - were sprayed with disinfecting chemical by a team on sanitising duty at the Bareilly bus stand. According to news agency IANS, the incident took place on Sunday. According to reports, the migrants had walked down from Noida and Delhi and were waiting for buses and food.
They were sitting together at the bus adda when some men in protective suits came and began spraying water on them. The video of the incident shows the group, including women and children, sitting on the road while a man can be heard asking them to close their and their children's eyes. (Apni ankhen band kar lo. Bacchon ki ankhen band kar lo).