India now has the second highest number of coronavirus cases in the world


India has overtaken Brazil to become the world's second worst affected country by the corona virus epidemic.

India now has the second highest number of coronavirus cases in the world


A total of 90,802 new cases have been registered’ overnight, bringing the total number of cases to 4,204,613.

India has taken only 13 days in three to four million cases, while Brazil has taken 25 days and the United States 16 days.

With a record number of new corona virus cases daily, India has the highest infection rate anywhere in the world.

According to the Indian Ministry of Health, less than a quarter of these cases are active and the recovery rate is over 77%.

Although the death toll could drop to 1.7%, - one of the lowest in the world - more than 70,000 people have been infected’ so far.

It is not known’ why the death rate is so low, although experts point to the possible causes of India's young population, the potentially low stress of Cove 19, strong immune system and high levels of heat in the country. Is.

The government has enhanced its testing capabilities with more than one million tests a day, one of the reasons for the increase in day-to-day operations.

But the concern is on a large number of issues in small towns, cities and rural India.

Dr. Harendra Kushwaha is in charge of the Covid 19 Rapid Response Team at Indirapuram, Ghaziabad.

His team is monitoring two blocks of Makanpur and Kinauni, comprising about 200,000 people, screening and assessing people living in vulnerable areas.

Dr. Kushwaha told Sky News: "These are Corona Warriors who are risking their lives together with COVID-19 patients and their families.

"People don't know if they're carrying the virus and maybe it could spread blindly. We have to break the chain."

We followed him to one of the residential areas where he met with relatives of coronavirus patients who are under house arrest.

Equipped with thermometers, oximeters, sanitizers and medicines, they kept checking key statistics of people living within a 100-meter radius of a case.

Resident Anand Dubey said: "We are all very worried about the virus. These teams are coming to homes and raising awareness. It is very important and it makes a big difference."

India's public health system is severely inadequate and its infrastructure is crumbling.

For decades, successive governments have spent more than 1% of GDP on public health care.

Two-thirds of the population rely on private medical care, which is expensive. An illness can wipe out savings and impoverish a family.

The poor are the most vulnerable and epidemics have made life more difficult in these difficult times.

For those working in the informal sector, who make up about 80 percent of the country's working population, getting tested’ in a hospital could mean missing a day's work.

This is where free mobile test clinics come in handy.

A doctor is running Sunil Minj, whose rapid antigen test goes to mobile clinic patients.

With the help of two laboratory technicians, they examine about 400 people a day in slums, markets and construction sites in Delhi.

Dr Sunil told Sky News: "With [lockdown easing], migrants are returning and inadvertently carrying the virus.

"They live nearby and are reluctant to take the exam for fear of being imprisoned for 14 days, which means there will be a loss of livelihood."

It was the worst lockdown in India in months.

But now with the gradual unlock, life has returned to normal.

This is one of the reasons for the record number of daily cases in the country. Last week, an average of 1,000 deaths were reported’ daily.

This is an offensive sign for the country, as the spread of the virus is on an upward trend with no signs of abating.

At Hindon crematorium, a family gathered far away from the face of a 53-year-old woman who died in Cove 19.

Only members of the family in the PPE suit were allowed’ to perform the last rites.

A proper Hindu ritual, which would have been indispensable for the bereaved family, was quickly and in short supply.

COVID-19 has deprived everyone in life and death.

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