Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan today said that community transmission of coronovirus infection is limited in some districts, clarifying that “it is not happening across the country”.
The minister said “During a chat with her social media followers on Sunday’s sixth episode Samvaad“.
He was replying to a question from a participant, who cited West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s comment that there are instances of community broadcasting in her state and asked the minister which states were the ones who saw the community broadcasting of the disease. is.
“Community broadcasting of COVID-19 is expected to take place in various pockets in various states including West Bengal, especially in densely populated areas. However, it is not happening across the country. Community broadcasting is limited to a few districts, Which are happening. A limited number of states, “said Mr. Vardhan.
He said that so far, no mutations of coronavirus have been found in India that are either more transmission-efficient or more pathogenic.
The center has so far denied community transmission of coronavirus infection in the country.
Health Ministry officials had said that the World Health Organization (WHO) has not given any standard definition of community broadcasting.
It allows its member countries to assess the spread of the disease, based on their analysis of the situation, and report them, which the global body shows on its website.
Officials said that broadly, if it is not possible to detect the transmission chain, it means there is community transmission.
The Center has ensured that there are clusters of cases and pockets of local transmission.
India’s COVID-19 tally rose to 74,94,551 with 61,871 fresh cases a day on Sunday, while the death count rose to 1,033 more within 24 hours, with 1,033 people dying of coronovirus, Health Ministry data 8 Updated but shown.
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