175 new fatalities: India’s Covid-19 death toll exceeds China’s

India's poor, significantly migrant workers who are returning their home villages are badly affected by the Corona including those who have lost their jobs, are dying hungry on roads

175 new fatalities: India's Covid-19 death toll exceeds China's
PC: New Indian express

Faheem Qadri

New Delhi: There seems no ending in the surge of Corona cases in India. More so, It has alarmingly indicated that the country is emerging as another hotspot of the pandemic with 1,65,799 cases and 4,706 deaths. India has registered 173 new deaths, the highest in 24 hours,  taking the toll to 4706, according to the health ministry data.

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China has not recorded any new case of infection nor any death on Friday. China still is at 4,634 deaths and a total number of 82,995 infection cases so far. If compared roughly, India lacks the availability of beds in hospitals with Mumbai being the worst hit among all states registering a total of 62,228 cases and  2,098 deaths and Delhi jumping to the number of cases as 17,386 and 388 dead. 

India can afford 0.5 beds for every 1,000 people according to the latest data put out by Organization for the Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). On the contrary, China has 4.3 beds for every 1,000 people and the United States has 2.8 per 1,000, according to the latest figures released by OECD, reported Al Jazeera. 

The situation is only getting worse in the country as some relaxations have been given in lockdown phase 4 to lessen the bad impact of virus on economy and minimize the problem of migrant workers who are the hardest hit by virus. 

India’s poor, significantly migrant workers who are returning their home villages are badly affected by the Corona including those who have lost their jobs, are dying hungry on roads, in trains and see their future frightening as no one knows how dangerous the aftershocks will be. (With inputs Al Jazeera)

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