India now in community transmission stage of coronavirus: IMA Hospital Board of India
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has said that the recent spike in coronavirus cases is a result of community transmission in India and warned that the situation may get even worse in the coming days. Dr VK Monga, Chairman of IMA Hospital Board of India said that more than 30,000 cases every day are a sign of community spread of the virus.
This is now an exponential growth. Every day the number of cases is increasing by more than around 30,000. This is really a bad situation for the country,” Dr Monga was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
"This is a bad sign. It now shows a community spread," he added.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India has recorded 38,902 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country has now reached 10,77,618 as of Sunday morning. According to the Union Health Ministry, 543 fatalities were reported during the same period, taking India's death toll to 26,816.
Sounding the alarm, Dr Monga also claimed that the virus is spreading to the villages, a major concern given the poor health infrastructure in the country's rural areas. "In Delhi, we were able to contain it, but what about interior parts of the country in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Goa, Madhya Pradesh?" he asked.
His remarks have come after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday admitted that some places in coastal areas of Thiruvananthapuram district have reached the community transmission stage of the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted By: Shashikant Sharma