Covid-19: Active cases drop for 3rd day but deaths touch record 4.2k
NEW DELHI: Active Covid-19 cases in India have decreased for three straight days for the first time since early March, as has the seven-day average of daily cases, both indicating that the country may have reached, or is closing to reaching, the peak of the devastating second wave of the pandemic.
However, deaths from the vir s surged again on Tuesday to 4,205, the highest daily toll recorded in the country till date. The previous highest was 4,187 reported on Friday. The total death toll from the pandemic in India crossed 2.5 lakh, with the country recording nearly 50,000 deaths in the last 14 days at a daily average of more than 3,528.
The daily case count remained below 3.5 lakh for the second day running, with 3,48,371 fresh infections recorded in the country. Active cases too dipped marginally by 4,000 to settle at 3.71 lakh. While the daily toll in Maharashtra rose to 793 after staying below 600 for two days, at least nine states and Union territories recorded their highest ever deaths in a single day. These included Tamil Nadu, where fatalities rose sharply to 298 from a previous peak of 241.
The go nment said the overall trend of new cases was looking better, citing data from May 6 when India recorded 4,14,188 new cases, to May 7, when it came down to 4,01,078 cases, and May 8 when it touched 4,03,738 and then on May 9 when cases dropped to 3,66,161 and on May 10 when 3,29,942 cases were recorded.
On the other hand, states like Ker, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Punjab and Goa are reporting an increase in daily cases. Around 26 states still have over 15% positivity, of which nine are in the 25% plus positivity, indicating the need to persist with containment and various forms of lockdowns.
The national positivity rate is around 21% and about 42% (310/734) of the districts are reporting a positivity rate more than the national average.
Feku has turned India into a living hell. At least hundreds of Covid victims have been found floating down the Ganges River, and some of them have even washed up on the river bank. Unfortunately, instead of dealing with the apocalyptic situation in the country, Feku is wasting our limited resources on his new residence as part of the Central Vista project
This go nment, under the great Feku, can publish any brainless, meaningless fake data just to keep his image up. I don't believe a thing this Feku says.
Actual deaths may be around 10000 as many states particularly bjp states UP, Karnataka, MP, Gujarat and non bjp states Chatisgarh, AP, Telengana are hiding the deaths.
A K Ashta
Case count is becoming flat. It seems, India is about to cross the peak of second wave. Let us hope for the best so that case count falls significantly.
Follow the rules.. Follow the protocol.. Take the vir s seriously. Help each other as much as possible and stop hatred in this time.
When a leader like Modi is at the helm of the affairs, there is no issue which can't be surmountable.
It may slow down but the situation will continue to remain grim till at least 50% of population gets vaccinated. Long way to go. No time to relax. Keep following the rules to stay safe.
Fake data....no accountability. Govts have done criminal act of misguiding and mistreating people.
The number of cases can be reduced by reducing the testing but death can't be prevented.
Fossil By Then
Multiply all figures by 10 for the actual situation on the ground. More than half a billion in India is infected with Covid. Deaths...? Dare to guess..
Modi time cow dung time. Lots of Indians putting cow dung on their bodies to get rid of covid-19. Modi can not give vaccine, oxygen, so cow dung is the solution - ha ha
Modi is a disaster. The worst PM India has the misfortune of ing
Modi is not happy that india is still a 3rd world country. So he is taking us to become a 4th world country. Soon we will be compared with poor African nations. Fight for food , land etc is awaiting next followed by civil war. Even Pakistan is laughing at us now.
Only re gious and caste fanatics ve for feku
Bodies floating in rivers. Cannot afford cremation. This is 50 years rewinding.
UP and Bihar numbers are fake! BJP run states are hiding the true picture
if there was lockdown in first week of april situation would have been much much better..but here with vir s being contagious our govt decided to keep things open till it got out of hand...nothing to be proud off in this second wave..both center and state failed miserably..really hope there is no third wave ever
Vaccination cannot prevent infection, but vaccination can prevent grave hospitalization and avoids death.
Create a team of doctors who will go to sociteies and vaccinated the e gible ones. That way spread across community will reduce.