India Crosses The 100,000 Mark For COVID-19 Cases, Surpassing China

Harin - May 19, 2020


India Crosses The 100,000 Mark For COVID-19 Cases, Surpassing China

India, the second-most populous country after China, has already surpassed China and becomes Southeast Asia’s biggest COVID-19 epicenter.

The number confirmed COVID-19 cases in India has reached the 100,000 mark with 3,164 deaths. The country is in the 11th spot, after Iran, in the list of 180 countries fighting the ongoing pandemic.

India, the second-most populous country after China, has already surpassed China and becomes Southeast Asia’s biggest COVID-19 epicenter. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, China has reported more than 84,000 cases with 4,638 deaths.

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India has already surpassed China and becomes southeast Asia’s biggest COVID-19 epicenter.

In no more than 20 days, the number of COVID-19 cases in the country has tripled. Back in April, there were less than 27,000 cases. With more than 28,000 patients have already recovered, the number of active cases is around 53,000. The country’s recovery rate is about 34.0%.

Over the last few days, India saw a significant rise in the number of COVID-19 cases following the return of stranded migrant workers to their respective villages and cities.

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India saw a significant rise in the number of COVID-19 cases following the return of stranded migrant workers to their respective villages and cities.

3% of all active cases were in the ICU while 0.39% needed ventilators and 2.7% were on oxygen support.

In India, the total lockdown order was implemented the first time on March 25. And then the government has extended it twice, one on April 14, and one on May 4. PM Narendra Modi, on May 12, said that the lockdown 4.0 which may be implemented after May 17 from the first three phases.

Shops and markets are allowed to open as the restrictions were relaxed. Citizens are required to put on face masks when going out. Public transportation resumes its operation but with conditions. DTC buses can run but one vehicle can only seat 20 passengers who will be screened before getting on the bus. Social distancing will be maintained at the bus depots as well as inside the vehicles.

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Shops and markets are allowed to open as the restrictions were relaxed.

Auto-rickshaws, cycle rickshaws, and e-rickshaws can only take one passenger at a time while cabs and taxis can accept two passengers.

>>> No China Import, India To Locally Manufacture COVID-19 Swabs

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