India’s Covid tally in August highest in world so far
NEW DELHI: India is emerging as the biggest Covid-19 hotspot in the world in August. The country has so far recorded the most number of fresh cases this month, slightly more than the US and substantially higher than infections reported in Brazil. India has the world’s third highest death toll from the vir s in the first six days of August.
The pandemic continued to surge on Friday, with fresh infections in the country crossing 60,000 for the second straight day and fatalities sh ting up to 926, the highest single-day toll so far, as per data collated from state go nments.
India reported 3,28,903 new coronavir s cases in the first six days of August. The corresponding figure in the US was 3,26,111 and in Brazil 2,51,264, according to worldometers.info.
India’s daily cases have been the highest in the world on four of the six days of this month — August 2, 3, 5 and 6. India’s caseload crossed the 2 million (20 lakh) mark on Thursday, with the fastest rise in cases from 1 million to 2 million among the three countries that have reached the grim milestone so far. India’s infection growth rate of 3.1% was also higher than the US and Brazil at the 2 million stage.
In deaths, however, Brazil and the US have both registered more than 6,000 fatalities so far in August while India’s count is 5,075.
On Friday, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh continued to register above 10,000 fresh infections. At least five states reported their highest single-day spike in cases — Bihar (3,646 new cases), Telangana (2,207), Odisha (1,833), Punjab (1,063) and Manipur (249).
Dear Indian Citizens
The gt that we ed ted last year has absolutely no idea how to handle this Covid issue. They cannot use the money obtained through the oral bonds or PM Cares to purchase the vir s. They cannot convince the vir s to leave India as the vir s cannot be fooled. In short, everything that they are good at doing will not help.
Even African countries did a better job in handling the Ebola epidemic in dense African jungles.
The transmission modes of Ebola and COVID are different. You can look up and form an informed oion.
Feku should be held responsible for this outbreak. WHO announced the pandamic in January. Now he is busy in diverting the attention to Temple what a idiotic PM we have.
We need to build taller statues, bigger stadiums, more to!lets, clap harder and light more diya's. Everything will be ok. Modi Modi Modi.
Modi has shown to the world how corona shouldn't be managed.
Pakistan also did nice job and open all international flights. I'm waiting very soon our go nment will blame to Pakistan or ISI....... very simple
We have the highest death rate in our region, and still rising. Lockdown has not helped rather made bad economy worse.
Look at the positive side: Indian go nment only wakes up when a disaster strikes. Lets hope Modi learns economics and does something worthwhile.
feku and his sl ves still blaming nehru
Don't blame Nehru or Rhea for the tragedy. A strict Lockdown for another two months is the best way forward to control the pandemic
No country in the world have strict lockdowns like India
It will be highest in the world!. Where in the world do you have Modi except in India!?.
It's all due to Nehru.
Haha and Britishers
Modi and Gujartis are not responsible for any thing.
Modi asked everybody to beat pots and pans I think lot of people did not beat hard enough. Now at Temple opening Modi and Naga Sadhus prayed so hard it is just matter of few days this Covid will be history.
not likely to come down in another few weeks.
Humanity comes first
Our go nment said in March this pandemic is not a threat for india, then after they were saying our position is better than USA , Italy etc. Now they run a propaganda through media by saying our recovery rate is better.
That's why Modi did the puja for Ram mandir in Ayodhya.
Now only god can help.
May Lord Ram save this nation. I have no fa th in human beings.