Amitabh Sinha is Resident Editor, Pune. He writes on Environment, Climate Change, Water, Science and Technology, Space and Nuclear affairs, and related stuff. He has worked with PTI, Reuters, and BBC before joining The Indian Express in 2007. Amitabh has a PG Diploma in Journalism from IIMC, New Delhi, and a Masters in Public Administration from National University of Singapore.
India Coronavirus Cases Numbers: What is satisfying is that the growth rate in almost every state, including fast-growing ones like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala, has been dropping off in the last few days.
India Coronavirus Cases Numbers: It is only in case of Delhi that this trend (of reproduction number R remaining below 1) has held on for some time, and therefore only in case of Delhi can it be used to make some reliable estimates about a future scenario.
India Coronavirus Cases: The number of new cases in the country crossed the 50,000-mark for the first time on Wednesday. On the same day, the number of people who have already recovered from the disease crossed the one million mark.
India Coronavirus Cases: Nationally, almost five lakh samples are being tested every day. The increase in testing is one of the key reasons for the rise in the number of people detected to be infected with the disease.
India Coronavirus Cases: The enhanced testing in Uttar Pradesh has been made possible by the widespread deployment of the rapid antigen testing in the last one month. These antigen testing, which provide results within half an hour, account for almost half the daily tests in Uttar Pradesh now.
India Coronavirus Cases: Andhra Pradesh has been an exception to the trend in most of the other parts of the country in which a bulk of the infections have been found to be concentrated in and around the biggest urban centre.
Herd immunity is a stage of an epidemic in which some members of a population group remain protected from infection because a majority of those around them have already developed immunity, either through vaccination or because they have been infected earlier.
India coronavirus cases: The infection numbers in Andhra Pradesh are currently growing at 9.7 per cent per day (7-day compounded daily growth rate), while Karnataka’s growth rate has come down to 6.68 per cent.
India Coronavirus Cases: Goa, Tripura, Manipur, Puducherry, Ladakh, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Daman and Diu, all have significantly large number of Coronavirus cases, and in some of these, the numbers are rising at rapid pace.
India coronavirus numbers Explained: Over 20,000 of Andhra Pradesh’s total of 50,000 cases, about 40 per cent, have come in the last one week. This is higher than any other state, barring Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
Several scientists and health experts told The Indian Express this was not true, that the government position was entirely “untenable”, that community transmission was no doubt taking place, but that it did not matter in any case.
If the trend holds for at least two consecutive weeks, which is the normal recovery time for an infected person, it could be an indication that the disease is reaching its peak in the National Capital and that a decline is around the corner, according to top experts and doctors.
India Coronavirus Cases Numbers: Thursday was a day of records in India. Several states, as many as six in the top ten, reported their highest single-day numbers on Thursday, and, in the process, achieved their own little milestones.