CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL IN INDIA
Coronavirus masks are now established as an effective defense against this low mortality rate disease. The death toll is thankfully low as compared to the number of cases. Of all the deaths, most of the deaths have been in USA. Hubei, the capital of Wuhan was the epicenter of this disease. 965,398 people have died as of date. The count of dead and the infected is climbing very fast.
India saw one death on 11th March which was suspected to be due to Coronavirus. But, later it was confirmed to be from other causes. After remaining sluggish for a long time, now the cases are rising very fast. By now 5,487,580 confirmed cases and 87,909 deaths have come to light in India. Now, since the last few days Coronavirus cases are rapidly rising in countries. China seems to have got over the worse period as things look stable there. Not much increase in daily cases is seen there.
COUNTRY-WISE CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL AND CASES
|United Arab Emirates||64541||364|
|Japan||55667+ 696*||1099 + 7*|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||16111||486|
* For Japan, 705 people are quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship. This cruise ship is anchoring at Yokohama for several weeks. It is suspected that Japan’s problems started from this ship. Nearly 1,000 people were allowed to disembark from the ship. They had tested negative to Coronavirus tests, but seems there were some misses.
Coronavirus has taken 213 countries and territories under its grip now. Many countries which had just 1 case have seen skyrocketing cases now. The worse impacted countries after USA are India, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and Peru. And the count is rising by leaps and bounds. Germany, France and Spain are the worse hit European countries after Italy.
USA is the worst sufferer due to this Chinese virus. It has the largest number of cases, over 7,004,990 cases and 204,118 people have died. Now, Brazil’s woes don’t seem to end any soon. Just a few days back it saw the highest cases in a day. While new cases in China have stopped emerging. Don’t know what China has done that its cases have jammed around 84,000 something for so many days now! Most likely the infected people are already on the path to recovery. The news of the first case in any country is always disturbing. Same was the case with India.
CORONAVIRUS SPREADING SPEED IN INDIA
India was all fine until the return of infected NRI and foreign nationals visiting here. Now, there seems to be no end to new cases as over 80,000 daily cases has become a norm. The fear of Coronavirus is all gone after the initial frenzy to buy hand sanitizers and masks. People had even resorted to hoarding and stocking essentials. But, now everyone is on the streets as normal days. Retailers and wholesalers, all are minting money by selling products at a huge premium, sometimes greater than the MRP price.
On days when Corona cases were a few hundreds, the rush at chemist shops was quite a sight. Very similar situation was there on Amazon and Flipkart where masks from popular companies would quickly go out of stock. Users even bought sub-standard and counterfeit N95 masks from a motley range of sellers. Surgical masks are also sufficient to counter the risk of contacting Coronavirus. If you are also one of them who are finding it hard to procure masks, then go for surgical masks. People in USA are curious to know P95 vs N95 masks.
INDIA’S FIGHT WITH CORONAVIRUS
Indians already have high immunity towards infections. Some people jokingly say that Coronavirus won’t even be able to extract a sneeze out of Indians. Jokes apart but there is a degree of truth in this too. India inadvertently makes kids quite tough from the day they are born. The polluted air, water and food and the lifelong tussle of Indians with them makes them quite tough. I do not mean to say that Indians never get ill of viruses or bacteria. They do catch diseases and that too in large hordes. But, the mild symptoms which most Coronavirus patients display should not be a serious concern for Indians.
I wish the Coronavirus spares more deaths in India.