On April 2, novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) cases crossed one million and deaths passed 50,000. Besides missing out people with mild symptoms and underreporting, the actual number of infected people will be manifold higher as most countries do not test people who are asymptomatic. On April 2, the number of people infected with novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) … Continue reading Coronavirus cases cross one million without counting asymptomatic ones
China reports zero cases on three days, is it just a blip?
China had zero cases on March 18-20, but one local transmission on March 21. The turnaround in China comes at a time when the virus is galloping in Europe and is quickly spreading in the U.S. In a remarkable turnaround, China had zero cases of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) on March 18-20, including in Wuhan, the … Continue reading China reports zero cases on three days, is it just a blip?
Coronavirus: Allowing huge congregation during Ram Navami mela is dangerous at this time
At a time when the virus is marching across countries infecting thousands and felling hundreds each day, lakhs of people congregating during the Ayodhya Ram Navami Mela can have serious consequences and can completely shift the trajectory of the coronavirus outbreak in India. That mass gatherings, especially in enclosed spaces, provide perfect conditions for novel … Continue reading Coronavirus: Allowing huge congregation during Ram Navami mela is dangerous at this time
Epicentre of COVID-19 pandemic shifts to Europe
Besides Italy, Spain, Germany and France reporting very high number of cases, all other countries in Europe have recorded at least one case so far, thus shifting the epicentre of the pandemic from China to Europe. With 1,08,399 cases reported from outside mainland China as on March 17, there are more number of people infected … Continue reading Epicentre of COVID-19 pandemic shifts to Europe