Coronavirus update: Total tally stands at 1071 in India


NATIONAL | March 30, 2020:

The number of coronavirus cases in India has seen a sharp rise this month. The total number of positive coronavirus people in India so far reached up to 1071 on Monday.

The data was released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at 10 a.m.

The outbreak has seen the possibility of moving into Stage-III, which is community transmission.

Stage 1 of the outbreak is in case of only getting cases coming from abroad. It advances to State 2 when the disease transmission happens in people from a known source. Stage 3 is when the source of the infection is not known and becomes difficult to trace.

India is also looking to expand its testing facilities by opening gates to private laboratories to carry out testing and increase the number of tests done daily.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Ministry of Health as well as members of Covid-19 task force maintain that the community transmission of coronavirus is not happening at the moment, however, preparations to tackle such a situation have already begun.