Covid pandemic: India not in group transmission stage, says govt

Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 9

India will not be in group transmission stage of SARS Cov2 virus, the federal government on Thursday clarified, whilst circumstances hovered close to eight-lakh mark.

Noting that solely 49 Indian districts out of 733 districts within the nation account for 80 per cent of the COVID case load, the Ministry of Health particular secretary Rajesh Bhushan immediately stated “in a country of 733 districts and where only 49 districts account for 80 per cent cases talking of community transmission is not justified.”

Bhushan stated sure areas of India are reporting native outbreaks amenable to containment and the technique going ahead is take a look at observe and deal with via energetic containment, home to accommodate surveys and isolation.

The authorities additionally stated India’s restoration charge is among the many greatest on the earth and loss of life charge is among the many lowest globally.

The earlier mortality developments proceed to carry with 85 per cent of all Covid deaths in folks above 45 years of inhabitants.

The 45 to 59 12 months outdated group accounts for 32 per cent of all deaths; 60- to 75-year-olds make up 39 per cent mortality and 75-year-plus persons are concerned in 14 per cent deaths.

The inhabitants age group below 14 years to 44 years accounts for under 15 per cent of all deaths, the ministry information reveals.

Just 10 per cent folks (60 to 74 12 months olds who’re eight per cent of Indians inhabitants and 75-plus who’re two per cent of nationwide inhabitants) account for over half the deaths at 53 per cent.

This group stays the very best danger group, Bhushan stated.

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