India has surpassed China’s tally of COVID19 positives, and has earned the credential of having more cases than the country where the pandemic surfaced.
India registered almost 3,800 cases on Friday, bringing its total to 85,784, surpassing China’s 84,038 cases.
India now has the 11th biggest outbreak in the world, according to data compiled by WHO and the John Hopkins University.
The scenario is scary because Indian states are still registering large number of COVID19 positive cases every day.
Despite the nationwide lockdown since March 24, India has not seen its COVID19 curve flattening like the West European countries, including Italy or Spain.
China too has claimed to have contained its outbreak in Wuhan and Hubei province, where the pathogen had first emerged.
Though the West is still of the opinion that China deliberately concealed its COVID19 data, there has been no reports of major deaths in other parts of the country.
Health workers and policy makers are worried as India’s rate of daily new infections is still rising despite the lockdown and virtually confining all its 1.3 billion citizens.
Almost everyone in India are caught in worry as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun easing containment measures, claiming that Indians must now learn to live with Coronavirus.
While experts are claiming that the outbreak yet to peak in India, return of the migrant workers to the home states in long-distance trains, has now started to raise serious questions.
Though India’s death-count at present stands at around 2,800, and it still lower than China’s 4,637 casualties figures, Indians are still not complacent.
There is a general apprehension among the people — are we under-counting its virus cases?
The worst-hit Indian states like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and New Delhi are practically fighting a losing battle against COVID19.
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