The global increase in covid cases has reawakened people's anxiety. However, there is little need for concern for Indians since the country's covid cases remain largely stable. It is unclear if the rise is an early symptom of the spread of new virus sub-variants or just the effect of increased testing in the context of the China scare. Covid fatalities have remained very low, with 20 recorded this week opposed to 12 in the prior week.
While overall numbers remain extremely low, cases increased 11% from the previous week's total of 1,103 to 1,219, according to the TOI's Covid database.. Even in states where cases rose Rajasthan and Punjab are the only two states that have reported an increase of more than 30 cases each. Kerala, on the other hand, had a decrease of 31 cases.
According to the most recent data available, the average daily case count fell from 5.5 lakh on December 18, 2022 to 5.1 lakh on December 23, 2022. Japan remained the worst stricken country in the latest wave, with a 7-day average of 1.3 lakh cases, followed by the United States and South Korea. The only countries to report more than 50,000 daily cases on average. Germany, Brazil, and France had between 30,000 and 50,000 instances, while China had slightly more than 20,000 cases, ranking seventh on the list.
BF.7 Variant: Avoid traveling to these countries
Avoid traveling to countries like China which tops the list in number of Covid cases. Chinese Officials recorded about 250 million people nearly 18% of population were infected in the first twenty days of December, 2022. Japan presently reports more than 2 lakh people per day. In the last twenty-eight days, the United States has recorded 15 lakh cases. Total of 100 million recorde on December 21, 2022.