Coronavirus Third Wave India Highlights, Coronavirus Statistics India Highlights: Amid renewed concerns over the third wave of Covid-19 infections, India reported a slightly higher number of new coronavirus cases on Friday. The health ministry bulletin released today morning says that 44, 230 fresh Covid cases have been detected in India in the last 24 hours. The number of corona deaths has gone down below 600 with 555 new fatalities registered in the last 24 hours, the health bulletin says. Today’s number of infections is the highest figure that India has seen in this month since July 7. A very minute uptick in the number of active cases has been observed with 4,05,155 infections in the country. The recovery rate remains static at 97.38 per cent.
While the Covid vitals seem to be ok and well under control, the situation is a way bit alarming in Southern states. Not only Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have also reported a sharp surge. Amid all this, the national vaccination drive has seen a lukewarm response. The Centre says that around 52 lakh Covid vaccine doses have been administered in the last 24 hours.
Now let’s talk about Kerala. Kerala – God’s own country – has become the epicentre of India’s fresh Covid surge. More than half of the total number of new coronavirus cases are being reported from Kerala. After getting a rebuke from the Supreme Court for its Bakrid relaxations, Kerala has decided to enforce total lockdown this weekend. The increase in the ‘R’ factor also meant that the rate of infection is reaching the red zone. While the first two waves saw the worst impact in Maharashtra, is Kerala going to face a similar situation during the probable third wave of Covid infections?
Well, if one looks at the current Covid tally, one may think like that. But one look at the latest national serosurvey shows that the picture is quite different. After last weeks main findings, the Narendra Modi government has released the stat-wise breakup of the national serosurvey. The findings show that Kerala, which reports half of the total new caseload, has just 44 per cent population exposed to coronavirus. Whereas Madhya Pradesh’s stat stands at 79 per cent. This essentially means things – a: Since the lesser number of people have been infected, this would mean that a larger group is vulnerable to the infection. Hence surge in new cases. b: Kerala is detecting and reporting coronavirus cases at a much faster pace than other states. An Indian Express report says that previous serosurveys had shown that nationally, one in 26 cases were detected. This figure was one in five in Kerala.
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