For a country that, much like many others around the world, saw tens of thousands of deaths in effectively two years of time, all thanks to COVID 19 cases, any sign of positive news or any positive indicator is great. And it’s great not just for an individual but for absolutely everybody. That being said, there is a positive news at a time where India is already facing the glaring issue of a sluggish economy and struggling with new job creation. What’s emphatic, it ought to be said, is that this positive news arrives at a time where the country is fighting hard, day after day, to win the battle against the COVID 19 pandemic.
So what’s it all about?
Apparently, for the first time since March, 2021 have the COVID 19 cases declined in India. Now, for a second, the statement could be rather misleading as one might ask what’s so utterly brilliant about that? Coronavirus cases do fall down a day only to rise the next moment, if you consider the length and breadth of the country, isn’t it?
But that said, there’s something key to note about this positive development. For the firs time since the (exact) date March 16, 2021 have the COVID 19 cases fallen below the count of 30,000.
Now tell us- if this isn’t positive news, then just what is?
We know that April was a month that was utterly regrettable. More deaths occurred owing to a lack of oxygen cylinders, constant increase in positive cases than in any previous months. It was the time where the second wave hit us as bad as being knocked out by a pro boxer inside the ring, receiving from a point blank range a knockout punch. Isn’t it?
The whole idea for the healthcare infrastructure seeing the rather scary sights across India (in April) thereafter, was to find a way to win the battle against COVID 19.
And while much of our efforts are still to gain sizeable fruit in that aspect, news that India, since March 16, has registered fewer than 30,000 cases is absolutely brilliant news for just about everybody.
The respite comes after jostling with a struggling position that lasted for not less than 132 back-to-back days.
Is it not?
That said, let’s delve into greater details about this bright development by noting some excerpts from Hindustan Times:
“India has reported less than 30K cases for the first time after March 16, active cases less than 4 lakh after 124 days! It is also nearly 10,000 cases fewer than reported on Monday morning. The weekly positivity rate is 2.33 per cent and the daily rate is 1.73 per cent.”
Further to the above, the following inputs were featured in a report on News 18, ” With this, India’s active caseload now stands at 3,98,100. Besides, Kerala, the northeast is the only area where Covid cases are rising, weekly data on fresh infections reveal. The northeast (minus Assam) logged a 16.2% increase in cases last week, with four of the seven states recording a spike. While there’s no comparison with Kerala in absolute numbers the state reported over 1.1 lakh fresh cases last week (July 19-25) rising infections in the northeast would be a source of concern for health authorities. Mizoram registered a sharp 56% spurt in cases. On Monday, the country reported a higher count of new cases than on the same day in the past two weeks. The country reported 30,619 fresh cases and 411 deaths.”