COVID-19: After 80 days of lockdown, Indian become fourth most affected country in the world
With nearly 300,000 people infected with the coronavirus, India has surpassed the United Kingdom to become the world's fourth most affected country by the global epidemic.
Now only Russia, Brazil, and the United States are ahead of India in terms of victims of COVID-19, where the number of victims is more than 4.93 million, 7.72 million, and 2 million, respectively.
The latest statistics released by the Indian Ministry of Health, the number of people infected with the coronavirus in the country has reached 297,711, while 8,502 people have died from the disease so far.
The deadly epidemic in India had increased dramatically since May 24, when it was included in the top ten most affected countries. It took just 18 days to become the fourth most affected country. During this time, it surpassed Italy, Spain, and Germany.
The people infected with the coronavirus in India has risen sharply despite the implementation of the world’s largest lockdown. When the lockdown was imposed on March 25, the number of victims across the country was close to 500, and only ten people were killed. But over the past week, more than 9,000 new cases have been reported every day, and the number has now exceeded 10,000 daily.
More than 10,000 new cases in the last 24 hours
According to figures released by the government, 10,956 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours, the highest number in a single day so far. It also killed 396 people, the highest number of deaths in a single day.
The most number of cases was registered in Maharashtra. On Thursday, 3607, new cases came to light, and 152 people died. Thus, Maharashtra has surpassed Canada, with 97,648 cases. In Mumbai alone, the death toll has risen to 54,085, and the death toll to 1,954.
The national capital, Delhi, also recorded the highest number of 1,877 new cases in a single day in the last 24 hours, while 65 people died. The total number of victims in Delhi is 34,687, and the death toll is 1,085. However, the BJP government has been accused of failing to disclose the actual death toll.
The death toll is low
In spite of the steady rise in the number of Corona victims, the government is satisfied that the death rate in India is different.
Very low compared to other countries. India has the lowest death rate among the top five countries. Code 19 kills six people per million, compared to 608 in the United Kingdom, 348 in the United States, 187 in Brazil, and 45 in Russia.
Far behind in test rate
India’s position may be better in terms of death rate, but it is behind in terms of test rate. According to World Meter, India has conducted only 3780 tests per one million population. In Russia, the test rate is more than 90,000. The test rate is 68,421 in the United States and 6,422 in Brazil. The United States has tested a total of 2.26 million, Russia 1.38 million, and the United Kingdom 6.2 million, while despite a population of over 1.3 billion, only 5.2 million people have been tested in India.
Meanwhile, the opposition Congress has alleged that the Modi government still has no roadmap to compete with Corona. Talking to media, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Mano Singhvi said that in a situation where the number of Coronavirus patients in the country has reached close to 300,000 and the situation is deteriorating day by day, why is the government not explaining, why? What roadmap has been developed to combat this epidemic? “We want to know from the government what it is preparing. What kind of magic wand does it have that will do it all of a sudden,” he said.