India’s Covid-19 cases and deaths in May highest in world for any month
NEW DELHI: India’s Covid ordeal in May was the worst witnessed in any country for any month since the begng of the pandemic, both in terms of the absolute number of cases and fatalities.
The month, however, ended on a ne of relief, with less than 1.3 lakh fresh cases reported on Monday, the lowest daily tally in 54 days and the first time since April 9 that less than 1.5 lakh infections were recorded in the country. The day’s death toll was below 2,500 (not counting 316 previous deaths added to Maharashtra's toll), the lowest since April 22.
India recorded nearly 90.3 lakh Covid cases in May, by far the highest monthly count reported in any country so far. Although infections steadily declined through the second half of the month, the numbers overall were so high that the case count in May was 30% higher than the previous record of 69.4 lakh, also reported in India in the month of April.
The worst month of the pandemic in the US was December, when the country recorded 65.3 lakh cases, as per worldometers.info. In total cases per million, however, the US count is 102,302, five times higher than India’s (20,144).
The death toll from the pandemic in May was grimmer. India offi ally recorded nearly 1.2 lakh fatalities during the month (over 1,19,000), which was 2.5 times the toll reported in the country in April (48,768). Many experts have said that the actual number of deaths from the pandemic could be much higher, citing the mismatch between the number of Covid-protocol funerals and the offi al death counts in several cities over the past two months.
The next highest monthly death toll globally was recorded in the US in January this year, when 99,680 fatalities were reported, as per worldometers.info. The United States also reported 83,849 deaths in December last year. The fourth highest monthly toll so far was reported in Brazil, where 82,401 deaths were recorded in April this year.
Hopefully Having learnt from burnt fingers, state leaders shall proactively do all the needful to control 3rd wave.
Modiji hai to sab mumkin hai!
On verge of lifting LD, deaths news will be lower.
Credit goes to Congress ruled states and pappu ji. Over 70 percent cases from Congress roles states along with Delhi and Co unist ruled Ker. The first wave was handled effectively when Modi was in charge. But then individual states wanted to take matters into their own hands and we have seen what that has led to
Our population is huge . So if you look at numbers it will look high. But if you look percentage, we are so very lucky. Thanks God, Allaha, Bhagwan.
Modi's gift to the Nation.
His wrong policy forced India to be No 1 in the world.
That's possible because we have Modi! We are scaling new heights everyday!
Highest number may be . But if you look at % , it is quite low.
May God give peace, comfort and solace to those who have lost their near and dear. Let the nation be restored to its glory after these unforgettable in dents.
This is extremely negative reporting... do you have any other country selling the deaths in their countries??? you are giving fodder to jobless intellectual bankrupts to further propagate the decomposed news...
What news you want? Face the reality.
Ask Ravishankar Prasad to bring a bill and law to make it mandatory for all media houses to get the news first approved by BJP IT cell and only then published!
Is this not the truth? Have you ever read the media in US or UK?
The record with absolute numbers is meaningless. It should be calculated as the % of population. Let us talk sense during the pandemic times at least.
With fudged numbers?
Fekumad***** screwed 125 cr people
We need an educated PM
India is too great a country to deserve an illiterate PM
India also has the second highest population.
Another milestone by Modi Ji.