Coronavirus Case and Fatality Rate in India, Coronavirus Third Wave Highlights, Coronavirus Covid Tracker September 3rd News: India’s Covid tally saw a marginal dip today with 45, 352 new infections being detected in a span of 24 hours. After the 2-month high of 47,092 on Thursday, the daily caseload witnessed a slight decline on Friday. Similarly, there was a sharp fall in the Covid fatalities today. The health ministry data says that 336 people succumbed to the Covid-related ailment across India in the last 24 hours. The biggest worry right now remains the steady uptick in the active cases in India. For the third day running, the active cases saw addition of more than 10,000 new infections. The government data says that at present, India has nearly four lakh active cases at 3,99,778. The situation remains critical in Kerala. The state saw 32,000 Covid cases in the last 24 hours.
Schools are reopening, gyms, cinema halls and restaurants are getting back their patrons. As the world completes two years of the coronavirus pandemic this December, have we finally learnt to live with the virus? Should we feel safe after getting the Covid jabs and resume our pre-pandemic lifestyle? First the facts – a: the coronavirus vaccines work. Numerous studies including the latest Lancet research have shown that the Covid shots significantly reduce the scale of hospitalisation. The latest study by the US CDC also shows that when compared to those who have taken both Covid jabs, the unvaccinated population is 17 times more likely to be admitted in the hospitals.
Second – the data on quick vaccination shows hope but the new strains of the virus can upset this. The latest figures by the ‘Our World in Data’ website, India is still way below many countries when it comes to the fully vaccinated population. While the UAE tops the tally with an impressive 74 per cent, others who have good numbers include Spain (71%), Uruguay (72%), Chile (71%). Other major nations are – France (59%), the UK (63%), Germany (60%), the US (52%). In comparison with these nations, India’s share of the fully vaccinated population is just 11%.
Now, let’s talk about the strains and impact on the countries. Despite having a much better rate of vaccination, Israel and the US have seen a fresh surge in cases due to the Delta variant. So, what’s the way out – Well, get vaccinated and keep following the Covid norms – mask up in public and maintain social distancing. In all the third wave warnings for India, the key factor is our social behaviour. If we see people breaking rules or flouting Covid norms, we may be staring at a bleak scenario in no time.
Here are the latest Covid updates from India and around the globe: