On Tuesday the number of Covid-19 cases crossed the 20,000 mark in India but it took more than 8 days for the cases to double, this definitely raises hopes that India is in a better position as compared to other countries where virus has caused unimaginable devastation.
Till today, globally there are 2.5 million cases of Infection and fatalities close to 175,000. In India till today 644 deaths have been reported.
In India, Covid-19 cases started surfacing from the beginning of March and have grown largely in small clusters except the Nizzamuddin markaj cluster in Delhi which led to thousands of infections.
Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar, head of infectious diseases, Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) has also given some hope and motivation to Indian citizens by his statement saying “ Our doubling time of cases is increasing therefore the present situation indicates that significant rise in the number of Covid -19 cases is unlikely”.
In contrast to India, USA has shown a tremendous increase in the number of cases, and has now the highest number of cases, over 800,000, and also infections rose from 9000 to 24000 in just 3 days.
The present scenario seems to be hopeful for India, however, we should be careful even if the numbers are low and should follow lockdown as well as all the cleanliness measures strictly to keep our country in a favorable situation.
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