India Leaves Behind Brazil In COVID-19 Cases
Daily Count Of Coronavirus Cases Has Increased Up To 80,000 Per Day
It has been recently recorded in India that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country has reached to more than 90,000 in just 24 hours, due to which the total number of coronavirus cases has increased above Brazil. India now has the largest number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the world, which is 4,204,613 cases, with 71,642 mortalities. India has the third-largest deaths recorded globally. The drastic surge of new COVID-19 cases in the country is mostly due to five states in India.
Escalation of newly diagnosed coronavirus cases
The rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country is due to the gradual removal of coronavirus restrictions in an attempt to boost the economy of the country, which has undergone an extreme recession in the past few months. During the economic recession in India, millions of individuals have lost their employment.
In the past week, an active spike has been noticed in the diagnosis of new COVID-19 cases, with an average number of 75,000 infection cases being reported in a single day. It has been observed that these new cases which are being actively reported in India are mostly being diagnosed in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh as they are some of the most populous states of India.
In the past few days, a spike in new COVID-19 cases is also being observed in the city of Delhi, as around 3,200 new COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in the city on Sunday, which is the record for highest coronavirus cases in the past two months. Across the rural areas of the country, an upsurge of the number of coronavirus cases is also being experienced. The COVID-19 infection has also struck a distant and isolated tribe located in the Andamans islands of India, in which 10 members of the tribe have been tested positive for the viral infection over the past few weeks.
The current rise in the COVID-19 cases in India might be due to increased testing being conducted for the viral infection, as the diagnostic testing being done in India on a daily basis has escalated up to one million.
Daily increase of caseload in India
Even though the mortality rate of the country is considerably low as compared to the active diagnosis of new COVID-19 cases, only 1,000 deaths of infected individuals have been recorded across India in the past week. In the first week of August, India has become the top third nation, with more than two million cases.
To control the increasing potential spread of coronavirus infection, the government of India implemented a strict lockdown in the month of March in an attempt to curb the escalation of COVID-19 cases. The preventive lockdown was put into effect across the entire country when the number of active COVID-19 cases was only 100, but now when the daily output of new patients has reached above 80,000, preventive lockdown and following of SOPs has become very limited.
The intensification of new COVID-19 cases was observed in the month of June when the country was being gradually reopened to promote the declining economic situation of the country in the second quarter of this year. The coronavirus pandemic, along with the preventive lockdown implementation across the nation, has a huge negative impact on the economic activity of India, due to which the financial system has been disrupted.
The economy of India has shrunk by 23.9% in three months to the end of the month of June, which has been recorded as the worst fall for the country since India has started recording their quarterly data in the year 1996.