The Indian government has denied that India is in the community transmission or 3rd stage of Covid-19.
On July 9, Union Health Minister, Dr. Harsha Vardhan, said there is no community transmission of Covid-19 in India. He added that in a few parts of the country, there could be a high number of locally spreading cases, but as a whole, it has not reached the 3rd stage of transmission. He further said that only 32 districts contributed 80% of the total deaths in the country, and 86% of the total deaths are concentrated in six states.
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