New cases of coronavirus in India, active cases of coronavirus in India Update September 28: First of all, good news! After more than six months, the number of daily cases in India has fallen below 20,000. The health bulletin shows that 18,795 new Covid-19 infections have been recorded in the past 24 hours. Covid deaths have also seen a drop. Government data showed 179 deaths from Covid were officially recorded in the country on Tuesday. The recovery rate also improved to 97.81 percent. Updated data from CoWin shows that for the fifth time, India managed to administer more than one crore of Covid jabs in one day on September 27. So everything is fine ? Has the second wave of coronavirus gone?
Well if you look at a bigger picture the answer might be a cautious yes. The third wave warnings did not materialize except in Kerala. But if you scratch the surface, you realize that there are matters of concern. While up to 20 states are currently reporting less than 100 cases, there are still five major states reporting more than 1,000 cases per day. Apart from the most affected Kerala, the situation remains worrying in Maharashtra, Mizoram, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
Another point is the test rate. The latest data from the ICMR shows that just over 13 lakh tests have been carried out in the country. India needs to test more to find out the extent of transmission. In addition, with the holiday season approaching and the reopening of all major temples and other religious places, local authorities should ensure strict adherence to Covid protocols.
As India races against the clock to vaccinate its eligible population, despite WHO reservations, rich countries are rolling out booster doses. The CDC has approved the third dose for the vulnerable population in the United States. Joe Biden, the American president was among the first to benefit from the recall. In South Korea, vaccination will begin soon for children and boosters for the elderly. This brings us back to the issue of vaccine inequity.
The latest data released by Reuters shows that COVAX has allocated more Covid-19 vaccines to wealthy countries like the UK. While poorer peers like Botswana have had to make do with just 20,000 corona shots. This kind of imbalance will force the world into a vicious loop. Because the unvaccinated population not only transmits the virus at a higher rate but also contributes to the fatal mutation.
It will take less than 30 days to shut down the world if such a situation arises. Money used to buy ultra-cold temperature equipment to store vaccines can instead be used to buy more jabs for poorer countries. After the vaccine revolution, it’s time for scientists to come up with new solutions for low-maintenance vaccination setup.
Here are the latest updates from Covid in India and around the world: