Appropriately, three weeks after the Indian health authorities double-checked in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak in China, there are no signs of any increase in infections in India. The weekend, probably on Sunday, saw a slight decline in the number of fresh cases in India after two weeks of a marginal rise, with the overall numbers remaining extremely low.
India reported 1,268 fresh cases during the week as compared to 1,526 in the previous one. For the past six weeks, the case count has been below 2,000. According to several sources, the number of new cases in Karnataka has more than doubled in the last week. There were even 12 COVID deaths in the nation, as opposed to six in the previous week. Weekly fatalities from the virus have remained under 50 since the second week of November. The state of Karnataka reported 225 new infections, down from 276 the previous week. During the period of December 26th to January 1st, the state witnessed an increase in the number of cases, from 116 in the preceding seven days. Maharashtra reported 132 cases, down from 168 the previous week. Delhi case numbers also declined to 48 in the previous week from 81. Kerala continued to register the highest number of cases and deaths, though the case numbers have been getting lower in the country. It has been increasing in the state of Kerala, that is, from 2 to 8 in the first week of January. In total, 383 cases were detected in the state of Kerala, as compared with 467 in the previous week. The state has also reported seven deaths from COVID during the week.
Across the world, the cases have been decreasing for the past two to three weeks; meanwhile, the actual concern about COVID in China might not be reflected in its official numbers. Japan reported the highest number of new cases in the last seven days, nearly 1.2 million, up 14% from the previous week. South Korea had the second highest COVID numbers during the week, over 4,00,000, while China was 11th on the list with about 54,000 cases in the week.