India Unlock: States Saw Dramatic Rise In Covid-19 As People Failed To Practice Social Distancing

Hanima Anand |Jun 10, 2020

As predicted, the number of Covid-19 cases spike when lockdown rules are removed, increasing the coronavirus spread among migrants who are travelling to their home states.

According to reports, the number of covid-19 cases in these 6 states witnesses the most dramatic rise within the past week. Other areas across the country also saw an increase in the number of confirmed cases but to less extent.

Here are the names of those unlucky states:

  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Bihar
  • Jharkhand
  • West Bengal
  • Odisha
  • Assam
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Charts illustrating the number of Covid-19 cases in India in the past month.

Sharp increases in Covid-19 statistics during Unlock

These states saw the most noticeable growth in Covid-19 cases, mostly due to the number of migrants heading home there. It’s hard to curb the spread of coronavirus with this large wave of migrants travelling between states.

To keep track of the coronavirus spread in these states, authorities have ordered more daily tests to filter infected patients with healthy ones. However, this is not the ultimate solution when the number of migrants exceed the number of tests available.

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Coronavirus pattern in 6 states who witness highest rises.

To illustrate for these increases, we list here some statistics for your reference!

On May 1, these 6 states made up 10.5% in the total number of Indian cases, in which they only contribute 8% of new cases to the total figure of the country between May 1 and May 7.

On June 8, these states accounted for 12% in the total national statistics, adding up 16% new cases between June 2 and June 8.

This somehow proves the efficiency of an early unlock during this period.

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With a dense population, India Unlock decision may not be sensible at this time.

Why this increase happened?

It’s not difficult at all to reason for this phenomenon.

While most countries wait for the coronavirus curve to slope down before unlocking, India goes for the opposite strategy. We lift many lockdown rules while the Covid-19 line hasn’t reached its peak yet.

The spread ratio is happening more quickly due to the limited practicing of social distancing as well.

Let’s take a look at how people maintain their distance while boarding a public transport yesterday!

What do you think? Will the country be able to flatten the curve with this image? Or the number of cases will soon double and reach 800 million of infected patients as American researchers warned India about the pandemic before?

To help India get through this pandemic, please strictly conform to social distancing rules and protect your own lives!

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