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There is no community transmission in the whole country, only in certain districts: Minister of Health | India News


NEW DELHI: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Sunday that certain districts in some states are witnessing community transmission, but that “it is not happening across the country.”
“In different areas of various states, including West Bengal, community transmission of Covid-19 is expected to occur, especially in densely populated areas. However, this is not happening across the country. Community broadcasting is limited to certain districts and occurs in a limited number of states, ”Vardhan said in response to a question during their ‘Sunday Samvaad’ social media interaction.
The response referred to the comment by CM Mamata Banerjee from West Bengal that there are cases of community transmission in her state. The participant asked the minister of health which states have witnessed community transmission of the viral disease.
So far, the Center has argued that there is only localized community transmission limited to some areas reporting clusters of cases, as most of the case burden is still limited to certain states and districts. Containment strategies have been said to be designed to limit localized transmission.
About 79% of the 61,871 new cases were detected in 10 states on Saturday. Similarly, while the total number of active cases in the country has fallen below 8 lakh, only three states – Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Kerala – have more than 50,000 active cases each.

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