India’s Coronavirus Toll Tags it as the 7th Worst Hit Country as Cases Rise Exponentially

by Montana Fleming

The Indian authorities took definitive steps to curb the country from fending off attacks from the novel coronavirus early on by locking down the entire country of more than a billion citizens. While India started off on a more progressive step than the other developed nations in the beginning of the fight as time passed, India has grabbed the 7th spot as the worst hit country due to the ongoing pandemic.

However, as the situation looks bleak, India still manages to stand strong as the heavy numbers are complimented with the astounding recovery rates and some of the lowest mortality rates among countries along the world. Furthermore, India is managing the worst pandemic to occur in almost a century with a sub-par health system as compared to health systems of the world.

It took India about a week to shift from the 10th spot to the 7th. In this period the number of cases almost increased by 50,000. At the time of writing the number of cases in India rank in about 182,000. However, India stands way below the worst hit countries in terms of infected cases and deaths. The recovery rate in India has increased from 42% to 47% even has India has not yet seen to reach the third stage in spreading of the coronavirus.

India saw it’s highest spike in cases on Sunday with 8,380 cases being reported. However, the sudden increase in cases can be attributed by India’s increased testing capacity. The number of active cases in India stand at 89,995 while 86,983 people have recovered as the death toll stands at 5,408.

India looks strong as the country begins its “Unlock 1.0” starting June 1 as the country begins easing lockdowns with a phased manner.

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