India recorded more than 90,000 cases overnight, bringing the number of infections in the country to more than 4.2 million and overtaking Brazil, which was the second most affected country for several months with 4.1 million cases.
India is now behind only the United States, with 6.2 million cases so far. However, while cases have begun to close in the US, the rate of infection in India is deteriorating day by day, with no indication of when this peak will hit, and experts predict that the South Asian country will soon Most cases will be filed in the world.
The death toll is 71,000, which is equivalent to 50 deaths per million, which is relatively low compared to the US and Brazil, but still growing at around 1,000 adways.
India is now testing more than 1 meter a day, but the per capita test level is still very low. Concern has also been raised over the accuracy of the tests, as more than half were rapid antigen tests, with a higher percentage of false mistakes.
The steep climb due to the infection also took off in the country and after months of lockout and ban it began to reopen, with doctors saying they feared a culture of complacency around the virus would lead as the situation was most Was bad.
In March, India imposed one of the strictest lockdowns in the world, but has slowly reopened after the lockdown has been heavily economically and humanly affected over the past few months.
State borders opened, domestic flights were resumed and restaurants and bars opened their doors. Even after the metro system was shut down in Delhi for more than five months, service resumed this week. Only schools are closed and international travel is still prohibited.
Dr. of the Kovid-19 ward of Manipal Hospital, Delhi, Dr. Harjit Singh Bhatti described the situation in India as very worrisome. Since the government has loosened the lockdown, they have not taken any proactive measures to stop the spread of the virus, which is why we are seeing cases go up. ”
The virus was initially concentrated in major urban metros such as Delhi and Mumbai. But cases in Delhi have increased by 50% in the last 50 months, but the fastest prevalence of infection is now in rural areas, where two-thirds of new cases are occurring. Bhatti said that doctors are being told that they should prepare the cases to continue growing by at least the end of November.
“There has been very little healthcare investment in rural areas, they are poorly equipped, there are very few doctors and poor transportation in cities, so the spread of the virus in these communities will have very serious consequences and we are likely to see much more coronovirus Casualties, ”said Bhatti.
He said: “It is high in those rural areas, you see a lot of untrained professionals who are treating patients there, and it can lead to a mismanagement of infections and a high rate of mortality.”
The virus has taken a heavy toll on India’s already overworked and over-burdened healthcare workers. According to Amnesty International, India has the highest Kovid death toll for health workers worldwide, at 573 deaths.
Bhatti said, “Healthcare workers in India are already tired, we are not only overworking, but we have also suffered mental trauma because many of our peers have died.” “The next few months are going to be very challenging for all of us if things go awry.”
India is also grappling with growing coronovirus figures amid security crisis and devastating economy along its border with China. In June, escalating tensions between Indian and Chinese troops on the border in the Himalayan region of Ladakh led to a face-to-face battle, where 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives.
Several rounds of diplomatic and military level talks have failed to resolve the situation, which surfaced once again last week when both India and China accused each other of violating sovereign territory.
The Indian government is also to deal with the economy shrinking by about 24% in the last quarter, the biggest recession that has started on record since 1996. This was mainly due to the effect of coronavirus lockdown, although collapse after the earlier period.