India's recovery rate is high at 87.36% and the fatality rate is as low as 1.53%, but it doesn’t allow public and government to lower their guards against the disease, warned experts
NEW DELHI: The coronavirus pandemic curve in India seems to bending, with daily average case count coming down, doubling time going up, lower fatalities and higher recoveries. The trend gives hope as the country is set to ease further lockdown curbs come Friday.
Analysis of government data shows that weekly average of daily new cases fell to 70,114 cases in second week of October from 92,830 a month ago. The time taken for cases to double, on the other hand, has improved to 72.8 days.
The approaching winter season could also pose problems.
“New covid-19 cases have increased in many countries with the arrival of winter. Second peaks are coming and lockdowns have been imposed in many countries," said Vinod Paul, member, NITI Aayog and member of the central government’s covid-19 committee.
“It is more important now to follow COVID Appropriate Behaviours as the upcoming festival season, arrival of winter, opening of economy has a possibility of increasing spread of the virus," he added.
India's recovery rate is high at 87.36% and the fatality rate is as low as 1.53%, but it doesn’t allow public and government to lower their guards against the disease, warned experts.
“Unlock 5.0 has commenced , but that does not mean that vigilance should come down. Testing, tracing and treatment must continue," said Girdhar J Gyani, director general, Association of Healthcare Providers (India), adding that those not following government guidelines should be dealt with and social distancing and wearing of masks strictly implemented.
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