Though India continues to see a larger number of Covid-19 cases with each passing day, the rate of rise in infections is either stable or low in early trends since the government announced social distancing followed by a lockdown.
- COUNT: 649
- Discharged: 44
- Deaths: 15
Results of recent daily cases don’t reveal progressing trends as of now, with the government determined to enforce 100 per cent compliance of the national lockdown coupled with public health response strategy of isolating all recent travellers to India and their symptomatic contacts.
Thursday case load was 649 as against Wednesday’s 606, recording an increase of 43 cases. Six deaths were seen in the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 15.
“Every case is being aggressively tracked. Clinical protocols are being maintained, quarantine periods of recent travellers monitored and contact tracing of positive cases undertaken. We are seeing larger number of cases but parallel to that, the rate at which these cases are rising appears to be stabilising or reducing. These are very early trends and yet to be established but we want the current level of alertness to continue,” Health Ministry nodal officer for Covid-19 response Lav Agarwal said today. The government said there was no community transmission of the disease yet, saying isolated cases in Bhilwara, Hyderabad and Mumbai should not be read as community transmission.