The second wave of Coronavirus pandemic in the country is currently most affected by rural areas.
This is why the number of infected and dead has increased more than four times compared to the first wave in rural areas of the country. This is a matter of great concern.
This has been revealed in a survey conducted in rural areas by the Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) on the second wave.
The number of infected reached 39.16 lakh in 243 districts of the country
According to the Indian Express, the Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) surveyed the second wave of epidemic in 243 out of the country’s 272 districts.
According to this, by May 5, the total number of infected in these districts has reached 39.16 lakh. This is four times more than on September 16, 2020.
At that time, the total number of corona infected in the districts was only 9.5 lakhs. This is a terrifying situation.
There are 4.2 times more active cases than the first wave of the pandemic.
According to BRGF data, the number of currently active cases has reached the highest level in 243 districts of the country. At present, a total of 7.15 lakh people are in the grip of infection. This number is 4.2 times higher than the active cases of the first wave.
In cases of rapidly increasing infections in rural areas, there has been an additional burden on the medical and health systems. Due to this, the situation is becoming uncontrollable.
Four times more deaths occurred in rural areas
According to BRGF data, 243 districts of the country are experiencing rapid death due to corona infection. The number of dead in these districts has increased to 36,523 in the second wave, while the number of dead in these districts in the first wave was just 9,555.
There were four times more deaths in the second wave in the rural area. The deaths in these districts have worried the government and local administration.
Bihar is most affected by the second wave of the corona pandemic
According to BRGF data, 54 per cent of the 272 districts affected by the second wave are from five states.
These include 38 districts in Bihar, 35 in Uttar Pradesh, 30 in Madhya Pradesh, 23 in Jharkhand and 20 in Odisha.
In other states of the country, most migrant labourers from these states go for work. In such a situation, people returning to these states in the second wave of the pandemic are vulnerable to infection.
According to BRGF, the 272 districts whose data has been presented are rural and relatively less developed districts. In the second wave, the biggest thing is that people of these districts have been most vulnerable to infection.
This is the condition of corona infection in India
In the last 24 hours, 4,01,078 new cases of infection with Coronavirus were reported in India, and 4,187 patients died. These are the highest number of deaths in a single day since the onset of the epidemic.
With this, the total number of infected people in the country has increased to 2,18,92,676. Of these, 2,38,270 people have lost their lives due to this dangerous virus. The number of active cases has increased to 37,23,446.