Jamie Mullick works as a chief content producer at Hindustan Times. He uses data and graphics to tell his stories.
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With 4,283 new cases of Covid-19 reported across India on Wednesday, according to HT’s dashboard, the country saw the biggest single-day spike in infections in at least 80 days even as fears emerged that the outbreak is again starting to rise in a handful of urban centres across the country.
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- Large section of those vaccinated got their last dose more than 6 months ago, leading to protection tapering.
The pandemic numbers in India, however, appear to be clearly defying the global trend for now – the seven-day average new Covid-19 cases in the country is currently the lowest in over 22 months, according to HT’s dashboard.
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There were a total of 45,486 new cases detected across India on Saturday, according to HT’s Covid-19 dashboard. This was the first time since January 3, exactly 40 days ago, that there were fewer than 50,000 cases in a single day.
- India’s third wave has truly peaked and is now receding fast — giving us the unique chance to compare it to the two previous waves.
Just 18 days ago, there were more than four times as many cases – on January 20, there were 347,487 new infections of Covid-19 detected across India.
This is the first time a trend reversal has been witnessed since the start of the Omicron surge in late December.
If these trends are to hold, then that means that India may be headed to a peak in the third wave in coming days. This would be in line with what several mathematical and epidemiological models have predicted to be the time that this wave would peak – early February
The two cities that were earliest urban hot spots of the Omicron wave, but in recent days, they have seen their case trajectories start to dip.
ByJamie Mullick, New Delhi/mumbai
- While the drop in cases may be because of low testing levels, or people using home test kits, a drop in hospitalisation is a crucial metric that reflects the on-the-ground situation
With 23,467 new cases reported across West Bengal on Thursday, the seven-day average of daily infections in the state has now touched 21,044
- Milder infections, coupled with fewer hospitalisations also means that a minuscule case of infections will end up being severe
The earliest urban hot spots of India’s third wave of Covid-19 – Mumbai and Delhi, which were among the first regions in the country to reflect a rising trend in infections – appear to be exhibiting early signs that their infections curves may be flattening, data shows
Thursday’s case count of 116,838 means that daily cases have now grown more than 10-fold in just 10 days (there were just 9,155 new infections on December 28) – a speed of rise in infections previously unseen in the two years of the pandemic in the country.
ByRhythma Kaul and Jamie Mullick, New Delhi
As per the January 3 health bulletin released by the Delhi government, out of the 9,029 hospital beds available in the city for Covid-19 patients, only 420 were occupied.
ByJamie Mullick and Soumya Pillai, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Of the 38,983 positive cases detected in Mumbai since December 31, only 4,934 patients are symptomatic, according to the daily Covid bulletin released by the BMC
ByJamie Mullick and Dhaval Kulkarni, Hindustan Times, Mumbai