India may be about to discover "tens of thousands" more COVID-19 cases
New Delhi — India's go nment is facing criticism for the relatively low number of tests it's administered to detect cases of the new coronavirus, raising fears that tens of thousands of patients may be going undetected. India has tested only about 12,000 people so far, despite a capacity to test about ten times that many.
Only people who have traveled from the worst affected countries or come in contact with a confirmed case and shown symptoms after two weeks of quarantine are being tested — criteria that experts call "very narrow."
The World Health Organization has urged countries to test every suspect case, not just people with relevant travel or contact history.
But many Indians with symptoms indicative of a possible COVID-19 infection, have been turned away from hospitals as they seek tests, and that is causing increasing fear in the world's second most populous country.
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"India has tested only about 12,000 people so far, despite a capacity to test about ten times that many." -- Yeah, but even 120,000 is a tiny fraction of a drop in the bucket, given India's 1+ billion population. Also, it's been nearly a month since they announced their ban on pharmaceutical exports.
Every one in the picture in India is wearing a face mask. Here in good old USA , I can not buy any face mask after trying 8 different stores. Help.
Folks, sure cases will go up, but let's see the pictures from Florida's beaches. I don't need to say more here. Let's worried about our own house first. In Delhi, there were random 820 tests were performed for community spread, all came negative.
Look they are wearing masks, have a hotter and humid climate, they eat fresh food from the market, never processed food, always have open doors and windows .. and finally Namaste to greet each other.
Epidemiologist sitting in London opining about conditions in India. Very telling!
What portion of India's population doesn't have access to a doctor. Many live in slums and the fear is that they aren't being tested at all.
Just like Russia. If you don’t test your numbers will be low. Welcome to the real world.
WHO appreciates India's work handling corona but this writer is publishing totally opposite story even though he is not a health expert nor did he has expertise in reporting health issues ...this man has been writing against India on every subject...
India-phobic Western Media will use any excuse to bash India. Stop worrying about India. Modi is taking care of this virus.
Price of the test is determining factor. I heard the test kits were imported from I do not know where. But they are not cheap a month ago. So authorities used on need basis. The question is did the tests were done on statistically selected sample of suspected cases.
I am from India, and my immediate family is in rural areas. I contacted three persons selectively and all three said, they have never heard of any body with flu like symptoms.
There goes the theory that the virus dies in warm weather.
Why is everyone trying so hard to push confirmed cases up... it’s just numbers, let each country manage their own virus response
Looks all these media people are wishing rather fervently for India to fail in her current efforts in battling covid-19.
India has a very high population density (lots of crowding). A highly contagious virus would thrive in that environment. I hope things turn out okay for them.
Maybe the phone scam calls I have been getting will be reduced?
I thought drinking cow #$%$ was going to save them?
I hope that virus wipes out the their whole country. That way they would stop calling me
Surely a country so well known for its cleanliness will be just fine.
India will be discovering a million new cases. Ever seen an Indian restaurant kitchen? Makes the Chinese wet markets look surgically clean.
A little population thinning is good.
except for italy no one testing people in uk portugal testing is only when they show full symptoms
in uk tests only done if you are really unwell or have come into contact with sick people very few western countries are testing all italy is testing
Of course the real number is much higher, majority of their population are poor, live in slums, combined that with sanitation which is low priority for most and poor personal hygiene, the perfect combination for epidemic to spread
NWO plan to reduce world population
if you don't test, you won't find cases
Indian PM, Modi formula is , no test = no case. Be happy
There is no medicine yet so no point testing for the virus.
A realistic prediction. It is going to be bad in India.