The number of COVID-19 positive or of those infected currently dropped down 800,000 on Friday. This continuing trend is going on for some days. This has happened for the first time since 1st September. At that time, the trend of active cases was still rising, with fewer recoveries and more getting infected daily. On average, over 84,000 new cases were getting registered every day. The recoveries were about 69,00 only.
A downfall in the active cases, patients who need treatment or some nursing during the third week. This was happening after India hit the grim milestone of reporting 1 million cases each day. On Thursday, only 62,212 cases got registered and there were 70,816 recovered patients. Union Health Ministry shows provided the data for the same. 79% of the new cases were reported from 10 states and union territories. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal. Maharashtra alone accounted for more than 18% of new active cases.
On Thursday, 837 deaths reported due to infection of which 82% were from ten states.
Madhya Pradesh and Punjab have not reported a very high number of cases but had high fatalities. Delhi and Odisha reported high caseloads but have not reported as many deaths.
Health Ministery’s authorities talked to media,
“Increased countrywide medical infrastructure, implementation of the standard treatment protocols, and total commitment and dedication of doctors, paramedics, and frontline workers have resulted in a continuous increase in the number of total recoveries with a drop in the fatality rate. India continues to record high recoveries and one of the lowest fatality rates globally,” the ministry says.
Case Fatality Ratio(CFR) of India- the proportion of deaths among those who are infected is very low. It is 1.52% against a global average of 2.8%.
Word Of Caution By Experts Against COVID-19 :
However, there is a high chance of increasing cases with the festival season ahead.
The number of COVID-19 cases is most probably going to go up. If people increase their physical interactions with the festival season. People have to follow preventive measures and protocols in order to keep it safe. Although the drop we are seeing is good news, the fear is that infection has now moved to small cities.
Smaller cities and villages have less adequate testing and treatment facilities. This can lead to less reported cases and deaths which would possibly be happening at a larger scale. The current declining rate we are seeing is the decline in the number of cases in big cities. Dr. Lalit Kant, former head of the department of infectious diseases at the Indian Council of Medical Research talked about this.