Containing spread in clusters could help flatten the curve
nNEW DELHI: Since March 2 when the second wave of coronavirus diease (Covid-19) cases was reported in Delhi and Hyderabad, India has not reported any case of community transmission, but the government is working to control cases of focal outbreaks in some states.
Focal outbreaks or local clustering of positive cases usually occur when family members, neighbours, friends or colleagues acquire infection from an “imported case”, where a person who gets infected abroad tests positive after arriving in India.
“The local clustering of cases was reported from places such as Agra (Uttar Pradesh), Jaipur and Bhilwara (Rajasthan). We can’t call it community transmission because through successful contact tracing our teams managed to pinpoint the source of infection,” said a senior scientist involved in Covid-19 containment.