Health minister: No coronavirus case in 80 districts in last one week
The union minister also informed that is India is increasing its doubling rate significantly. 'For the last 14 days, our doubling rate is 8.7, while for the last 7 days, it is 10.2 days,' he said
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that 80 districts of India have reported no coronavirus cases in the last 7 days.
"No fresh case has been reported in 80 districts since last 7 days. In 47 districts, no case has been reported in the last 14 days, while 39 districts have not reported a case since the last 21 days. 17 districts have not reported a case for last 28 days," he said.
The Union minister, through video conferencing, interacted with autonomous institutes and public sector units (PSUs) under the department of biotechnology.
He added that India is increasing its doubling rate significantly stating, "For the last 14 days, our doubling rate is 8.7, while for the last 7 days, it is 10.2 days. In last 3 days, it is 10.9 days roughly."
It is also reported that as 300 districts are non-hotspots, 129 districts have been declared as hotspots.
The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 934 and the number of cases climbed to 29,435 in the country on Tuesday, according to the Union Health Ministry
The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 21,632, while 6,868 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, the ministry said. The total number of cases includes 111 foreign nationals.