Skip to comments.The Latest: India reports largest single-day virus surge
Posted on 05/18/2020 12:36:15 PM PDT by 11th_VA
India has recorded its biggest single-day surge with 5,242 new cases of coronavirus and 157 deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the countrys infection tally to more than 96,000, the most in Asia
NEW DELHI, India India has recorded its biggest single-day surge with 5,242 new cases of coronavirus and 157 deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the countrys infection tally to more than 96,000, the most in Asia.
The country now has 3,029 reported fatalities due to COVID-19.
The surge in infections comes a day after the federal government extended a nationwide lockdown to May 31 but eased some restrictions to restore economic activity and gave states more control in deciding the nature of the lockdown.
Authorities are largely attributing the recent surge in infections to the return of hundreds of thousands of migrant workers to Indias villages, which have weaker health infrastructure.
India had eased its lockdown rules on May 4 and even allowed migrant workers to travel back to their homes, a decision that has resulted in millions of people being on the move for the last two weeks.
All domestic and international passenger flights remain prohibited in the country. Metro services, schools, colleges, hotels and restaurants also remain shuttered nationwide.
Most of the infections reported in India are from its major cities. Mumbai, the financial capital and home to Bollywood, alone has registered almost 20% of the total cases.
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Im surprised they are not in the millions range for infections.
So they are running at less than 3% mortality. Doesn’t a large portion of the Indian population take hdroxychloroquine to prevent malaria??
They need to flatten the curve so they don’t clog up the Ganges river.
Such a tidy, sanitary place. A real sense of individual responsibility.
1800 new cases in Texas.
Because India is a s**thole.
How much for the spots on the front of the train?
Kind of opposite of “Back of the Bus”.
well only because China lied about their case numbers......
When was that? Texas had 1,005 new cases in yesterdays reporting and rallying for today is still under way.
Hmmm !!! Interesting..
RE: The Latest: India reports largest single-day virus surge
The more you test, the more you’ll see cases.
What concerns me is not just the infection rate but the mortality rate.
It starts as a “rich mans disease”, people who travel, big cities.
Then migrates to the poor.
India has been unexplicably(by some accounts) spared so far, but, India is slated to get real bad.
Add to that that yes, people being treated with HCQ for anything -- whether it's malaria, Lupus or Rheumatoid Arthritis --- have strong protection against coronavirus. The Italian Rheumatology Society (SIR) reported that of 65,000 RA patients taking HCQ in hard-hit Italy, the number who have tested positive for COVID-19 is, at this point, 20.
The Italian Rheumatology Society (SIR) reported that of 65,000 RA patients taking HCQ in hard-hit Italy, the number who have tested positive for COVID-19 is, at this point, 20.
Do you have a link for that?
Well heres a data point. When the USA reached 100K cases, we were seeing 400-500 deaths per day.
India is near 100K cases, but seeing less than 200 deaths per day.
Lets see where we are in two weeks
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