No new Covid-19 case in 80 districts in last 14 days, govt says.
Without lockdown, India would have reported over 73,000 Covid-19 cases: Centre.
The number of coronavirus cases in India have crossed the 23,000 mark. 718 patients have died so far due to the coronavirus in India. Meanwhile, over 25 lakh people have now been affected with Covid-19 across the globe as per the latest figures.
Without lockdown, India would have reported over 73,000 Covid-19 cases.
Dr VK Paul, chairman of one of the 11 Empowered Groups sets up by the Centre, on Friday said that lockdown was a timely decision as the country was witnessing exponential growth in coronavirus cases at the time.
"Our analysis shows lockdown has been effective in slowing the doubling rate of Covid-19 and saved lives. The lockdown decision was timely as the around 23,000 cases in India today could have been 73,000," Dr VK Paul said.
Explaining the difference in Covid-19 growth rate without the lockdown, Dr Paul showed two graphs, one with exponential growth while the other showed an almost flat line.
The Health Ministry informed that no new cases of COVID-19 have been registered in 80 districts for the past 14 days. With over 23,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 4,748 patients have been cured across the country so far.
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