coronavirus update indiaas on : 22 September 2020 06:08 GMT+5:30
Coronavirus Outbreak: Today 25 Fresh Cases Reported In Delhi
Coronavirus Pandemic: Delhi reported 25 New of COVID-19 today, taking the total toll to 97 who have been tested positive so far in the national capital.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Today 25 Fresh Cases Reported In Delhi(File Image)
New Delhi: National Capital today reported 25 fresh cases of coronavirus or COVID-19. The number people tested positive of the highly contagious virus is rapidly rising as toll touched 97 in Delhi. In India, a total of 1,071 cases are reported including 942 active cases and 99 cured patients.
Two people's deaths are declared so far in the national capital because of the novel coronavirus.
The government said that the health workers have been carrying out house-to-house surveillance for contract tracing of positive cases. So far, 209,567 passengers have been screened in Delhi airport who came from coronavirus affected countries the statement said. Out of which, 19,989 people are put in self-quarantine whereas 1137 people are institutionalized.
Today, A person got tested positive for COVID-19 or novel coronavirus and was onboard a Mumbai-Goa Vistara flight, today the Goa government said in a statement. State Government also asked the co-passengers to have contact with the authorities so as to trace and ensure the safety of others around them. The patient had traveled from New York to Mumbai before taking the domestic flight. He was revealed to be COVID-19 positive on Sunday, it added.
Responding to the questions about the transmission stage of the virus, the government today said that the country is currently in "local transmission and limited community transmission phase."
"Nowhere are we calling it community transmission. We are still in the local transmission stage. If we use the word 'community' then there is speculation," said Luv Agarwal of the Indian Council of Medical Research.
Centre on Monday said that it has pressed Air India and its subsidiary Alliance Air into providing cargo services to ferry medical supplies to different parts of the country.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) is coordinating with state Governments for the supply of medical equipment and related essential items needed for protection against and testing of COVID-19.
Worldwide Coronavirus cases crossed 723,000 with more than 34,000 deaths so far.
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