Coronavirus — India Ranks Seventh Worldwide in Infections

  • "India's population and the rate at which it is recovering should be considered, not just the numbers."
  • Following an order of the High Court, the Gujarat government has allowed the testing of COVID-19 in a private laboratory, subject to certain conditions.
  • The number of deaths due to coronavirus has reached 380,000 worldwide.

The central government says that India is ranked seventh in the world in terms of the number of coronavirus cases. According to Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, “India is one of the countries where fewer deaths have been reported due to COVID-19 due to timely screening and timely treatment.”

The first case of the COVID-19 pandemic in India was reported on 30 January 2020, originating from China. As of 2 June 2020, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have confirmed a total of 198,706 cases, 95,527 recoveries (including 1 migration) and 5,598 deaths in the country.

Agarwal added, “India’s population and the rate at which it is recovering should be considered, not just the numbers. As the number of countries in the world grows, compared to India, there are 22.5 percent more cases and 55.2 percent more deaths.”

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), about 15,000 samples are tested daily in 476 government and 205 private laboratories in the country. According to Agarwal, the country’s recovery rate has been steadily improving. On April 15, it was 11.42%, rising to 26.59% on May 3, up from 38.39% on May 18, to 48.07% on Monday.

According to health department data, half of all deaths due to COVID-19 are elderly, accounting for 10 percent of the country’s total population. About 73 percent of the dead suffered from diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, respiratory ailments, or hypertension.

Following an order of the High Court, the Gujarat government has allowed the testing of COVID-19 in a private laboratory, subject to certain conditions on the recommendation of private doctors. The Ahmedabad Medical Association had approached the High Court, where the government argued that some restrictions were imposed on the tests so as not to increase the economic burden on the citizens.

The number of deaths due to coronavirus has reached 380,000 worldwide. According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 62.64 million people worldwide are infected. The United States is still the country most affected by the coronavirus, with more than 1.8 million people infected and more than 100,000 dead.

The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‑CoV‑2). As of June 2, nearly 6.4 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported in more than 188 countries and territories, resulting in more than 380,000 deaths.

The death toll from the coronavirus has reached 30,000 in Brazil, the worst-hit country after the United States. More than half a million people in Brazil are infected with the coronavirus.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the Coronavirus epidemic is the biggest crisis since World War II. He said that just as the world changed after World War II, so the world would change completely after the Coronavirus epidemic.

Experiments with the drug Remdesivir, a potential treatment for coronavirus, have shown that the drug provides some relief to patients with moderate symptoms. The drug company Gilead said that those who took the drug for a short time had better results. Following the announcement from the company, the company’s share price fell by four percent.

The World Health Organization, meanwhile, said it would decide on Tuesday what to do next about its decision to suspend trials of hydroxychloroquine. US President Donald Trump has endorsed the drug, normally treated for malaria.

A study published in the medical journal The Lancet claimed that patients who used hydroxychloroquine had a higher mortality rate. Following the discovery, the World Health Organization banned the trial of hydroxychloroquine.

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Benedict Kasigara

I have been working as a freelance editor/writer since 2006. My specialist subject is film and television having worked for over 10 years from 2005 during which time I was the editor of the BFI Film and Television.

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