Covid-19: Over 9 lakh cases in 7 days, how India fared on pandemic scale last week

The world on Sunday recorded 6.32 lakh cases of Covid-19. Of which India alone registered around 1.70 lakh cases of Covid-19. This is sort of 27 per cent of all coronavirus infections recorded worldwide.

HOW BAD COVID-19 WAVE WAS LAST WEEK?

During the previous seven days (April 5-11), India recorded 9.37 lakh cases at a mean of 1.33 lakh Covid-19 cases a day. It was a 70 per cent rise in Covid-19 cases over the earlier week.

The total Covid-19 caseload elevated from underneath 1.26 crore to over 1.35 crore. Active Covid-19 cases jumped by over 4.5 lakh.

HOW MANY ARE CURRENTLY INFECTED?

This sharp spike in every day coronavirus infections pushed the lively Covid-19 caseload about 12 lakh. It was 7.41 lakh on April 5.

The most lively caseload had gone to 10.17 lakh on September 17 when the primary wave of Covid-19 pandemic had peaked. The declining pattern continued for about subsequent 5 months bringing the lively Covid-19 caseload to 1.33 lakh on February 11.

HOW COVID-19 SECOND WAVE HAS IMPACTED INDIA

Covid-19 pandemic revived in the nation in the second half of February after which the every day cases have been rising alarmingly.

Since April 4, when India reported over 1 lakh Covid-19 cases for the primary time, the nation has recorded a every day improve in coronavirus infections on all days besides April 5 when it dipped to 96,500 cases.

ARE MORE PEOPLE DYING DUE TO COVID-19?

The demise toll additionally rose sharply through the last week reaching the best in the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic on Sunday. India recorded 903 fatalities attributable to Covid-19 on Sunday.

This was the best single-day demise toll attributable to Covid-19 since October 10. The weekly demise toll attributable to Covid-19 jumped 70 per cent in the previous seven days throughout which 5,079 folks died of problems arising out of coronavirus an infection.

WHICH STATES ARE WORST AFFECTED?

Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state attributable to Covid-19. Maharashtra recorded over 63,000 Covid-19 cases or 37 per cent of all coronavirus infections India registered on Sunday, and 349 deaths or about 39 per cent of fatalities as a result of pandemic.

But Delhi nudged past Mumbai to become the city with the highest number of Covid-19 cases. It recorded 10,774 Covid-19 cases on Sunday. Mumbai recorded 9,986 cases of Covid-19 on Sunday.

Besides, Mahararashtra and Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Kerala and Tamil Nadu are different states hit severely by the Covid-19 pandemic. In truth, simply 4 states — Maharashtra (63,294), Uttar Pradesh (15,276), Delhi (10,774) and Karnataka (10,250) — accounted for nearly 100,000 Covid-19 cases on Sunday.

HOW HAS GOVERNMENT RESPONDED?

With the quantity of lively Covid-19 cases swelling vastly over the last week, the central authorities and numerous state governments took a spread of measures.

The central government on Sunday banned the export of anti-viral drug Remdesivir and its lively pharmaceutical elements (API). Remdesivir is taken into account a life-saving drug for critically sick Covid-19 sufferers. The file spike in Covid-19 cases noticed many states reporting a scarcity of the drug.

The central authorities, performing on the inputs of its groups, instructed state governments of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Punjab to implement the Covid-19 security guidelines strictly. This got here on the again of inputs that Covid-19 security protocol shouldn’t be being adhered to in nearly all of fifty worst-affected districts in the nation.

Several state governments together with(*7*) Delhi, Punjab, and Karnataka have imposed a number of restrictions on the motion of individuals. However, a basic consensus appears to be in opposition to an entire lockdown as seen throughout March-May 2020 to comprise the unfold of the coronavirus.

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