India has recorded more than 11,000 new infections daily, for two consecutive days. The record of daily infections of the Covid-19 virus has been increasing at an alarming rate with each passing day, with India yet to reach its peak. As per the latest bulletin released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, around 12,000 people have been infected by the deadly disease and more than 300 have lost their lives across the country.
On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with ministers and officials to review the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government said in a statement. They discussed the situation in the states and Union Territories, including Delhi, where corona virus cases have been on rise.
Delhi recorded nearly 2,134 cases and 57 deaths according to daily bulletin released by the Delhi government.
Home Minister Amit Shah, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also reviewed the national capital’s response to coronavirus amid spike in the COVID-19 infections in the national capital, which now has the third highest number of virus cases in India after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
Now the question is: Has India entered the community transmission phase? If one goes by ICMR’s claim, we have still not reached that stage. However, with increasing evidence pointing to community transmission, healthcare experts have now urged the government to accept that the pandemic has already reached the community transmission stage.