OdishaPlus Bureau

At the point when many individuals are contaminated with a disease, the stage is called an outbreak. For it to turn into an epidemic, it needs to cross neighborhood limits. For a pandemic, it needs to cross national limits. On account of Covid-19, the novel coronavirus first traversed to Thailand, the second nation after China to record the pandemic.

In India, the ICMR characterized four phases of Covid-19. The primary stage came when India got coronavirus patients from China and other Covid-influenced nations. At the principal stage, each Covid-19 patient is known to specialists. They all originated from outside. India has crossed that stage ages ago. In the subsequent stage, the infection transmits locally. This implies each new patient is a contact-individual of a current coronavirus patient, who may have traveled from abroad or turned into a patient in the wake of coming into contact of a Covid-afftected individual with travel history.

Nation fears community transmission and cases are on continous upsurge.

The doctors reviewing and dealing with the pandemic think about the wellspring of contamination for each patient. Contact tracing as yet is successful and figures out how to plan the movement of the infection.

India is authoritatively in this stage. CMs of some state governments including Satyendar Jain of Delhi have shown that Covid-19 has now entered the community transmission stage. And today, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday affirmed community spread happening in two towns in the capital city, Thiruvananthapuram.

Pinarayi Vijayan affirmed community spread in two towns in Thiruvananthapuram.

Community transmission stage, if unchecked, can transform into an endemic in the nation or locale. Some guarantee that Covid-19 had entered network transmission stage in India toward the beginning of March itself.

The ICMR emphasized that India as a nation isn’t in community transmission stage. As per the reports of the survey conducted, only 0.73% of individuals were found to have antibodies for novel coronavirus. That is, not so much as one percent of Indian population is potentially contaminated with SARS-CoV-2.

Social distancing and improved hygienic practices are need of the hour.

India crossed the milestone of 1 million corona cases on Friday. Maharastra ( 2,84,281), Tamil Nadu (1, 56, 369) and Delhi ( 1, 18, 645) are the worst hit. While Karnataka, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Assam cumulatively show new cases of Corona positive individuals.

Closer home, the state capital Bhubaneswar is at the brink of community transmission as it crossed the 1000 mark.