COVID-19 cases in India rise, but doubling rate slows down to 10 days

Ghughuti Bulletin

Even though the number of
COVID-19 cases continues to rise in the country, in some relief, the
Health Ministry on Friday said that the doubling rate of the novel
coronavirus patients now stands at 10 days.

In the last 24 hours, 1684 new patients tested positive, taking the total number of cases to rise to 23,077.

The Health Ministry said that 4,748 patients, which is 20.57 per cent have been cured so far in the country.

“No new case was reported from 80 districts in the last 14 days.”

Speaking about the doubling rate of the cases, the Ministry said that the decision to impose lockdown was timely and it was effective in controlling the coronavirus spread.

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“During the week of March 24 to 31, the doubling rate was in the range of five. However, now it is close to 10 days.”

The authorities also informed that four new inter-ministerial central teams (IMCT) have been sent by the Home Ministry to monitor COVID-19 situation in three states – Gujarat, Telangana and Tamil Nadu.

Earlier, six team that were constituted are deployed to Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and West Bengal

In Mumbai, the IMCT visited Dharavi, Govandi and Wadala areas.

During their visit to Dharavi, they observed that there was a need to increase testing and ensure more people are sent into institutional quarantine.

The IMCT also discussed how non-COVID patients and their worries can be sorted, as well and the mobile toilets are being suggested as an option to community toilets, to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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