Published On : Tue, Apr 7th, 2020

1 COVID-19 patient can infect 406 in 30 days: Govt

Lav Aggarwal,Joint Secretary,Health Ministry: A recent ICMR study shows that if 1 COVID19 patient doesn’t follow lockdown orders or practice social distancing, then the patient can infect 406 people in 30 days 1,07,006 tests have been conducted till now. R Gangakhedkar, Indian Council of Medical Research says that currently, 136 government labs are working and 59 private labs have been given permission to conduct COVID-19 tests.

With 354 new cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the total count of coronavirus positive cases in the country has gone up to 4,421, said the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Tuesday.

“A total of 4,421 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in India till now as 354 new cases were reported since yesterday. A total of 117 deaths have been reported so far including 8 deaths reported since yesterday,” Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said during daily media briefing.

Aggarwal further said that till now 326 persons have been discharged after recovering the infection, adding the government is adopting a strategy for cluster containment.

“This strategy is producing positive results, especially in Agra, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Pathanamthitta, Bhilwara and East Delhi,” added Aggarwal.