Coronavirus Lockdown: 227+ New Cases Reported In Last 24 Hours; 10 Hotspots Identified

As the number of COVID-19 cases reached 1,251 across India, the government has identified 10 “hotspots” across the country where an ‘unusual’ transmission has been detected.

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The 10 hotspots of coronavirus in India are:

>Dilshad Garden
>Nizamuddin in Delhi

In the last 24 hours, 227 cases and 5 deaths have been reported.

How the 10 hotspots have been detected: A source in the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme said, “Normally we define any area where there are more than 10 cases as a cluster. Places, where there are several clusters, are treated as hotspots. Sometimes the cases are localised, sometimes so widespread that the entire city has to be covered. Ahmedabad is an exception — there have been just five cases, but three deaths. Our assessment normally is that there are 100 cases for every death. That is why Ahmedabad is a hotspot in our list. Three deaths and five cases do not add up.”

The government has said that there is no community transmission so far.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry said it took 12 days for cases of infection to rise from 100 to 1,000 in India. Also, the rate of increase in the country has been slower than some of the developed nations.

Some important updates:

India has so far done 38,432 tests.
The total number of positive cases: 1,251.
Total deaths in India: 32
No. of people who have been discharged after getting cured: 102