India overtakes Britain, reaches rank 4 in COVID-19 fatalities

India has recorded largest single day spike with 66,999 cases. India has now become the 4th worst hit country by coronavirus in terms of fatalities. In number of cases it has already reached number 3

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India overtook Britain to emerge as the country with the fourth-highest number of Covid fatalities in the world. With the second-highest single-day tally of 934 fresh deaths recorded on Wednesday, the

total number of casualties crossed the 47,000-mark to 47,065. India has climbed to the number four position — behind US, However, India’s case fatality rate of 2 is much lower than that of the other countries, particularly the UK which has the highest CFR of 14.9. Similarly, India’s deaths per million stand at 34, which is much lower than the figure of other countries, which is in the range of 400 to 700. But the total number of cases and single day surge has made it crucial for India.

Of the total 47,065 fatalities, 10,551 or 22% were recorded in August alone, highlighting the rapid increase in daily death figures in the last few days.India also registered its  highest single-day peak at 69,999 fresh cases, taking the country’s caseload to 24,00,650. The second highest record daily peak was registered on August 8 with 65,410 fresh cases.

Maharashtra reported its single highest daily cases and deaths at 12,712 and 344, respectively. The state’s caseload reached 5,48,313 while the cumulative toll is 18,650. Tamil Nadu added 119 deaths and 5,871 fresh cases on Wednesday, taking the cumulative toll to 5,278 and the case tally to 3,14,520. Another state to register deaths in triple digits was Karnataka, where 113 people died, taking the state’s cumulative toll past the 3,500-mark to 3,510.

The fast escalating numbers of coronavirus in India despite continuous lockdowns have put people in panic and fear as there is no assurance from the government for a stronger strategy. The healthcare facilities have saturated long back and thousands of people have been complaining of shortages of medicines, isolation beds, ventilators and appropriate attention by hospitals

The coronavirus pandemic has reached at a drastically dangerous stage in India while Prime Minister has been lauding the efforts of his government in handling the virus spread.

The fact remains that India is fast reaching the worst hit nation due to the complete mismanagement of the pandemic since the very beginning and people have to suffer due to the failure of the government.

The coronavirus has now started spreading in rural parts also,.specially in states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Spiking Covid-19 in the villages have increased the risk of community spread

The human trials of the vaccine have started but experts believe that first data will take at least three months and availability of the vaccine will take longer till then increased testing and controlling the spread is required.

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