Coronavirus In India: India coronavirus cases touch 415, crucial info tomorrow, says ICMR

Coronavirus cases in India rose further today to touch 415, new reports from ICMR showed.

Tomorrow, India may get the first glimpse of a host of key information related to the spread of coronavirus in the country, it said.

With cases of infection crossing the 400-mark, all eyes are currently on whether or not has India entered the crucial community transmission phase.

It is not yet certain if India has entered that stage but some big revelations are soon expected, an epidemiologist with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) told ToI.

Mathematical modelling in underway and the authorities may get some inkling by Tuesday, said Dr R R Gangakhedkar.

So far, while there has been no definitive signs of community transmission having begun, there are a few cases that have raised suspicion and fear. Gujarat’s first casualty, a 69-year-old from Surat, had no history of foreign travel, but had visited virus-hit Delhi and Jaipur. A Mumbai victim, a 63-year-old diamond merchant, also had not travelled anywhere outside India recently.

A total of 18,383 samples from 17,493 individual have been tested for Covid-19 as of March 23, ICMR said in an update. A total of 415 individuals have been confirmed positive among the suspected cases and contacts of known positive cases.

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