Comparison between first and second wave
The COVID-19 second wave is spreading rapidly in India and cases are continuously rising. India reported 68,020 new infections, it was counted as the highest number of cases since last year October 2020. Currently, the number of COVID cases in the country has reached 12-million. These cases are mostly coming from the ten states. The new surge in second wave covid infections is more rapid than the previous outbreak, which occurred in September and October of last year 2020. If we compare the wave of COVID. In 2020, it took 32days for the cases to reach the number from 18,000 to 50,000 in the first wave. In the second wave, it took 17 days to double the case from 18,377 on March 11 to 50,518 on March 27 in 2021.
You can see the below graph which is comparing the cases of 2020 and 2021. There is an increase in the deaths by 51% worse after December 21st -27th of 2020. 200 death is recorded every day from last six days.
Dangerous Eight States
The highest number of cases are coming from the selected number of states. According to the ministry of health, only eight states account for 84 percent of new cases, and five states account for 80 percent of total cases. In reality, Maharashtra has dominated the ongoing surge in the region, accounting for roughly 60 percent of the daily new infections on average.
Let see the condition of a few states and how they are worse than the first wave?
In the first wave, it took 31 days to raise the case from 11,000 to 21,900 but in the second wave it took nine days. Mumbai the financial capital of India is also become the dominating city in the surge of case as in first wave it took 31 days to increase the case but it take 6 days less in the second wave.
The more fearful news coming from Gujarat is that the new cases are taking six days’ time as against 30 days in the first wave to reach the case from 900 to 1500.
Same is with Punjab the days are decreasing and the cases are increasing. You can assume the intensity of the situation.
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Chhattisgarh is also in the top eight states as they are giving highest cases of Covid-19. The number is increasing from 200 to 1400.
The below graph highlights that the five states Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh cumulatively account for 80.17% of the total active cases in the country
The Union health ministry said that the most of the deaths because of COVID-19 is of the age group above 45 in India. The government will start giving vaccines from 1st April to the age group above 45. Till now the government has given 60 million doses and 8.87 million are fully vaccinated that is 0.65 % of the population.