The coronavirus crisis saw an escalation as the government reported 227 cases over the last 24 hours. This is the largest spike in a day, so far. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare late night said the total number of coronavirus-positive cases in India has risen to 1,251 as the following
- 1,117 active cases,
- 102 cured/discharged/migrated people
- 32 deaths.
As per the Delhi Health Department, 25 fresh cases were reported from Delhi alone, taking the national capital’s tally to 97.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Interacting with organisations involved in social work via video conferencing, urged to counter misinformation and superstition on coronavirus as he observed that people have been flouting social distancing norms in the name of belief.
Health Ministry maintained the COVID-19 is still in local transmission stage in India and it took 12 days for cases of infection to rise from 100 to 1,000 at a rate of increase slower than some of the developed countries.