Monday, November 16, 2020

Declining coronavirus numbers

The last five months of a year is a time of religious festivities in India. The globally well-known Diwali (known as Deepavali in the South) is arguably the high point. It was on Saturday. Now we have Christmas and New Year coming up.

The fear has been that the coronavirus cases will peak with the progress of the season that began in August. Usually, during this time, large crowds of people throng places of worship; friends and relatives call on one and another, or go out on vacation. 

This time, the festivities have been somewhat muted, though people are out in the markets in large numbers. As of now, contrary to fears, the numbers nationally have been on the decline over the past one and a half months. After hitting the all-time peak of 97,894 on September 16, it was 30,548 yesterday. Hope the trend continues.

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  1. Hari Om
    Oh I surely hope and pray that is true for you all... this thing is so unpredictable. YAM xx

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    1. Hi Yamini - Yes, indeed. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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  2. Hi Pradeep - I sure hope these trends continue for your country - but more particularly your area, where family and friends live. Take care and all the best - Hilary

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  3. That's good to hear. Be sure to keep being careful. Things are getting worse again around here. I hope the same doesn't happen where you are.

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  4. Nice. It's really nice to hear of numbers going down someplace. May the trend continue.

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  5. Oh yes, I do hope they continue to go down, Pradeep. It's been a real scourge, hasn't it? Let's hope we can have an optimistic festive season!

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  6. While I want to rejoice, part of me wonders if the testing has reduced and the official numbers are fudged. But then I look at people in my colony who are going about with not a care in the world and seem safe so far! My husband and I are erring on the side of caution.

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  7. I think people are not reporting it or ignoring it, unless the situation gets out of hand. I see the herd immunity principles getting applied automatically. We don't have other options as of now anyway. Hope this downward trend continues.

    Destination Infinity

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    1. Hi Rajesh - You are right. Even I think so, some sort of immunity is working here.

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  8. Very nice descending spread chart, Pradeep.
    I'm happy to hear that.

    In the city i live in, the number of victims is increasing every day. Really worrying!.
    I don't know, all of this will stop until when ...

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    1. Hi Himawan - Please do take care. Mask, distance and hygiene. That's the only way to be safe.

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  9. people dont want to change their manners like being together in a same place

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    1. Hi Nassah - Yes, we all need to be very careful.

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  10. Hope it continues to go down and become covid-free very soon. Looks like the vaccines are coming soon.

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  11. I hope it continues to go down, too. Take care and stay healthy

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