Mumbai: The central government said on Thursday that India’s COVID-19 cases are 538 per million, while the world average is 1,453.
“Global comparisons among the five most affected countries clearly show that India has one of the lowest cases per million (538) and per million (15), respectively, 1,453 and Compared to the global average of 68.7,” official statement read.
Union Minister Dr. Harshvardhan had also given a statement earlier in the day on the community broadcast of COVID-19 and said that at present there is no such incident in the country.
Chairing the Group of Ministers (GoM), he said, “During our discussion today, experts reiterated that there is no community broadcasting in India. There may be some localised pockets where transmission is high but as a country.”
According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India on Thursday reported the highest single case of 24,879 new positive cases and 487 deaths in the last 24 hours, with the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country at 767,296.