The Covid-19 virus is spreading in India at the fastest pace in the world with the highest single-day infections and deaths. The second-most populous nation will soon eclipse the outbreak in the U.S. Yet, the Indian government defends its handling of the pandemic citing low mortality rate and recoveries. Infectious disease experts call that a flawed way of looking at things, warning that it’s too early to think that the nation has controlled the outbreak.
India added 97,894 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total case count to 51,18,253 in Asia’s third-largest economy, according to the Health Ministry’s update on Sept. 17. This includes 40,25,079 patients who’ve recovered.
At 83,198, India now has the third-highest fatalities trailing the U.S. and Brazil. The nation is recording most deaths daily anywhere in the world.
BloombergQuint spoke to infectious disease…