Pictures and scenes of Covid-19 patients waiting in long queues on TV screens, newspapers and social media, gasping due to low oxygen supply, and carrying dead patients tied to car-roofs to the crematorium Appeared.
In the absence of imagination you cannot reach thousands of people going home every day from Covid-19 care centres, and getting oxygen supplements in hundreds of hospitals.
Despite a very strong surge in the second wave of the epidemic, the death rate for Covid-19 in India is a little over one percent. This means that approximately 99 per cent of Covid-19 patients are recovering and surviving the disease caused by several variants of the SARS-CoV-2 of the novel coronavirus behind the epidemic. Times are tough but this is still the best news in a completely bad Covid-19 situation.
On Sunday, the novel coronavirus, which reported more recent cases of seizures in all states and union territories except the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is still prevalent throughout India. But three of the largest Covid-19 hotspots indicate the plateau – Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Delhi. Madhya Pradesh is also seen to stabilize during the peak of an epidemic wave. However, at the national level, India sees new peaks every day. The figure of more than 3.50 lakh fresh Covid-19 cases on Sunday pushed the Coronavirus caseload to over 1.73 crores. In these covid-19 cases, 1.95 lakh people have lost their lives due to complications arising from the disease.
This means India has a Covid-19 case fatality rate (CFR) of 1.12 per cent. The rests are recovery or survivors. At the end of the epidemic, total cases recover to minuscule total mortality. Currently, the recovery rate of Covid-19 in India is 98.88.
In addition, most patients (in various states the figure is more than 85 per cent to 90 per cent) do not require hospitalization. They overcome Covid-19 in the isolation of the house. Among those admitted to hospitals, less than 30 per cent (about 28) required mechanical ventilation during the second wave of the Covid-19 epidemic, while more than 37 per cent occurred in the first wave.
On Sunday, when India touched a new high of Covid-19 cases for laboratory confirmation, it also recorded a recovery of around 2.20 lakh. This was the highest number of patients in any country. It follows a simple arithmetic rule, more people recovered because more people were infected two weeks ago. Currently, India’s positivity rate is very high. On Sunday, one out of every four samples tested for Covid-19 was found to be positive for coronavirus infection – 3.54 lakh out of 14.02 lakh samples.
Doctors and health experts say India could take the Covid-19 positivity rate down to five per cent – the benchmark that is manageable for the World Health Organization (WHO) epidemic – in three weeks of safety protocols (masking, hand-washing and adherence) by social distancing.