Coronavirus Impact on India – Spiking Cases Might Reach 10,000 in Next Two Weeks

Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu saw the biggest surge in COVID-19 cases.

The confirmed coronavirus cases in India have jumped 47% in just two days to 1834. According to the Ministry of Health and Family welfare, this could be the fastest increase in the last 48 hours.

Indian coronavirus curve is still flatter than the USA which is currently the global epicenter for the deadly virus. Yet, it’s greater than that of South Korea and Singapore, which have successfully managed to flatten the curve by proper management, screening and effective use of supply during the pandemic.

In just 4 days, India’s confirmed cases are now double. At this speed, the cases could reach up to 10,000 in the next 13 days. The conditions are still unpredictable and the next few weeks are very important for the Indian population. It’s important to notice that the US’s curve for confirmed cases was flatter than that of China recently but as testing got rigorous, the cases have shooter up and it became the global center.

A total of 2,943 people 1810 from Nizamuddin Markaz are quarantined by the Government and others are hunted down by local authorities and Indian police. 4 have died with 219 new cases in Delhi including 51 foreign nationals. Out of 219, 108 are associated with the mosque event. About 1000 people are linked to Tablighi Jamaat and have screened out of which, 11 have tested positive for COVID-19.

Until now, there have been 41 deaths recorded in India which could change in the coming days. Testing criteria in India have been severe so far and are eventually being relaxed even as new testing facilities have begun.

It might happen that cases could keep mounting in the coming weeks as testing expands. Although strict lockdown has reduced the spread. The lockdown phase will definitely help India curb the virus in time.

Key takeaways:

  • New cases are doubling every 4 days
  • The USA is now an epicenter for the COVID-19 cases
  • Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu states are now with the highest number of confirmed cases
  • 159 districts have reported confirmed cases in India so far.

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