India not in community transmission phase: ICMR
New Delhi, June 11: On a day India saw the highest single-day rise of 357 fatalities and 9,996 cases, the Indian Council of Medical Research said the country was definitely not in the community transmission phase.
“For such a large country, prevalence is so low, less than 1% in smaller districts slightly higher in cities and containment zones,” ICMR said.
Professor Bhargava also said the ICMR had ramped up testing and had the capacity to do up to 2 lakh tests a day.
“To keep the pandemic at these levels is a very big achievement; also fortunately mortality is very low,” Dr VK Paul of the Niti Aayog said.