COVID-19 Update, Global to Local as on 5th September, 2020
In COVID-19, India is reaching unbeatable position. With 87115 new cases & 1066 new deaths India tops in both these parameters. Likely to bypass Brazil in total numbers in two days to be no 2 globally and to remain just next to USA. Looking at current trends with lead of 40-50k cases daily, in a month or so even USA may be bypassed.
Other countries too low in numbers to compete with top three: USA, Brazil & India.
In National versus States:
-- Maharashtra with 19218 cases & 367 deaths on Sept 4 created new records, and continue to top nationally.
-- AP still high in per million new cases.
-- We need to have continued patience & perseverance using SMS: Sanitisation, Mask & Social Distancing, without loosing guards, as India is passing through turbulent times vis-a-vis Covid19 scenario.
Cities/Districts: Total cases and new cases per million population-
-- In per million new cases on 4th September, in Indian cities, Kamrup (Guwahati) with 25297 continues to top.
-- Puducherry with 552 cases continues to top in new cases.
-- In a major surprise, Mumbai is pushed to rank 11, Kolkata to rank 25 and Delhi to rank 26.
-- Smaller towns making beeline to top positions. Rural spread is worrisome.
Analysis and interpretation:
Dr. Ishwar Gilada
Secretary General, Organised Medicine Academic Guild (OMAG)
People's Health Organisation- India (PHO)