COVID Cases Surging in India and the World

India has more than 200,000 new cases in a single day and this is overloading hospitals and the medical system. India cities have announced curfews.

Millions are attending a Hindu pilgrimage in northern India. Thousands of people, often maskless, have been attending political rallies in several states voting in local elections throughout April.

India has been using the AstraZeneca vaccine and another domestic vaccine. The vaccines are manufactured in India. India has administered more than 110 million doses of vaccines. India has 1.4 billion people and most of the vaccines require two doses.

The Indian government is looking to ramp up its vaccine supply and has fast-tracked approvals for widely used foreign-made vaccines like the Pfizer and Moderna ones.

The official Indian statistics underestimate the death count and case count. “In India, even in the best of times, 1 in 5 deaths is medically recorded,” says Ramanan Laxminarayan, founder and director of Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, a research house in Washington, D.C. Laxminarayan estimates actual deaths attributed to COVID-19 are between 1 million and 2 million.

India has an official daily COVID case count of over 200,000.

The official global COVID death count is nearing 3 million.

SOURCES- NPR, US News, Worldometers
Written By Brian Wang,

7 thoughts on “COVID Cases Surging in India and the World”

  1. Or at least stop having elections every 2 years. What's wrong with a 4 year cycle? Give the population a break from near constant campaigning as well.

  2. I don't understand what is going on India. They looked like they had well and truly beaten COVID. Then all of a sudden we're getting rocketing cases and deaths. It makes no sense especially since most major Indian cities had 50%+ antibody positive tests back in September/October last year. The numbers should be much higher now.

    Also very interesting to see that India has administered over 100 million doses of the vaccine so you'd expect things to be getting a lot better yet the opposite is happening.

    BTW the under reported COVID deaths is TOTAL BS. You can't hide 1 – 2 million COVID deaths in a country like India. It's not China.

  3. It doesn't look like they're respecting the 6ft social distancing recommendation.

    Some good news, the vaccine efficacy is very good.

    The CDC has identified just 5,800 cases of people who were fully vaccinated against the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 but got infected anyway. That’s a tiny number compared with the almost 124 million who have received at least one dose. Some became seriously ill and 74 people died.

  4. Here in the U.S. we are at the tipping point with stable numbers for few weeks, numbers will probably start coming down soon due to high and growing vaccination level. That has already happened in some other countries with high vaccination rate but not all, including U.K, Israel, Hungary Serbia and Paraguay. Germany is also teetering. Definitely the ability to cut infection chains through social tracing and quarantine control as well as general social distancing policies and their enforcement still play an important role.

  5. "Thousands of people, often maskless, have been attending political rallies in several states voting in local elections throughout April."
    There's your problem. There's always some kind of crazy end-of-world pandemic at election time.
    SARS ———2004

    Stop having elections and the diseases will go away.

  6. It goes in waves. When people hear the virus is killing a lot of people then some people will stay home and behave themselves and infections will start to diminish. After a while they get sick or bored of staying home and the infections grow.

    One big problem with the vaccine is that India was suppose to deliver doses to the rest of the world. That isn't happen now.

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