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India reported its highest daily increase in recorded COVID-19 deaths so far on Wednesday, taking the country’s death toll up by more than 2,000 to 11,903. © INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images Medical staff and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) volunteers wearing Personal Protective Equipment wait to start a door-to-door medical screening inside a slum to fight against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Mumbai on June 17, 2020.
The majority of the 2,003 new deaths recorded Wednesday were largely down to counting technicalities, with deaths from previous days, mostly in June, being recorded for the first time. The average daily death toll for the seven preceding days was much lower and more constant, at 348 per day. Still, experts fear the country will face larger increases in confirmed cases in the coming weeks, with confirmed cases in India rising at one of the fastest rates in the world. They reached a total of 354,065 on Wednesday, making the country the fourth worst-affected globally after the U.S., Brazil and Russia. Confirmed cases in India are doubling every 18 days, more quickly than each of those countries, even as the Indian government continues to ease tough lockdown measures it imposed in March.
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On Monday, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, one of the worst-hit states in the country, said a stringent lockdown would be reimposed in the south Indian city of Chennai and its surrounding districts, beginning on Friday. Confirmed cases in the city have now passed 48,000. And earlier in June, the deputy chief minister of Delhi warned the number of cases in the capital could rise as high as 550,000 by the end of July, requiring 80,000 hospital beds—more than eight times the city’s current capacity. On Sunday, India’s central government announced Delhi would receive 500 more train carriages converted into hospital wards, adding an extra 8,000 beds.
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Even so, India’s central government is going ahead with easing lockdown. On June 8, the government allowed temples, mosques and churches across the country to reopen, along with restaurants and hotels. Prime Minister Narendra Modi told state leaders on Wednesday that they should get ready for the next phase of his “unlock” program. “The spread has been kept under control,” he said. “Through timely tracing, treatment and reporting, the number of those recovering is rising.”
While it’s true the number of people recovering is rising, so is the death toll. The majority of Wednesday’s surge came from Mumbai, already India’s worst-affected city by death toll, which recorded 862 new deaths. That brought the city to a total of 3,165, rectifying a counting error from previous days. While a substantial increase, only 55 of those deaths were logged in the last 24 hours, according to city leadership, meaning the increased numbers do not reflect an emergency on the ground. There was also an uptick in the death toll in Delhi, which added 437 deaths on Wednesday, with 93 recorded in the last 24 hours. Officials said the reason for the large increase was a reexamination of death records from the past four days that had been missed in the official numbers.
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Yet India’s case fatality rate (the percentage of infected people who have died from the disease) stands at 3.4%, even with the added deaths from Wednesday. That number is lower than the 5.4% global average, as well as the rates in both the U.S. and Brazil. (Anywhere in the world, the case fatality rate is imprecise, as it does not take into account unconfirmed cases, nor the amount of time that deaths lag behind new infections.) Scientists say it is unclear why India’s case fatality rate appears lower than much of the rest of the world.
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A woman wearing PPE (personal protective equipment), of a face mask or covering as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, shelters under an umbrella they are caught in a downpour of rain on Oxford Street in London on June 17, as lockdown restrictions imposed to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus continue to be relaxed.
Napoli's supporters celebrate in downtown Naples after Napoli won the TIM Italian Cup (Coppa Italia) final football match Napoli vs Juventus on June 17, played at the Olympic stadium in Rome behind closed doors as the country gradually eases the lockdown.
Rebeca Jimenez, 75, sits on a sofa in her home as journalists record health workers preparing to test her for COVID-19, in Mexico City, June 17.
Women take a selfie in front Russian military vehicles during a rehearsal for the WWII Victory Parade in Moscow on June 17. - Russia's President Putin on June 24 will preside over a massive military parade to mark Soviet victory in World War II, which was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A woman on a scooter drives past a 6 meters high statue of a female doctor by Latvian artist Aigars Bikse called "Medics to the World" ("Medi?i Pasaulei"), which stands in front of the National Museum of Arts as sign of gratitude from the Latvian society to all health care workers for their selfless service during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, on June 17, in Riga, Latvia. - The main hero represented by the statue is a female doctor who has walked out of a procedure room with closed eyes, limbering up before the following mission. It is supposed to remind about the importance of proper management of the healthcare system's operators also during common times.
An employee of the Mugda Medical College and Hospital collects a swab sample from a resident to test for the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Dhaka on June 17.
Shoppers wearing face masks walk in a crowded street in the Madureira neighborhood amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on June 17, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mercadao de Madureira is one of the most popular trading centers in Rio de Janeiro. The city of Rio de Janeiro started today the second phase of the quarantine flexibilization. The decree determines the return of 100% of the bus fleet and some commercial establishments following distance rules such as reduced opening hours, restricting the flow of people and maintaining hygiene standards.
People wearing protective gear are pictured inside the terminal at Beijing's international airport on June 17. - Beijing's airports cancelled more than 1,200 flights and schools in the Chinese capital were closed again on June 17 as authorities rushed to contain a new coronavirus outbreak linked to a wholesale food market.
Firefighters wearing protective suits spray disinfectant at the National Monument area to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Jakarta, Indonesia, on June 17.
A nurse wearing a protective suit and mask takes a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 from a person who either visited or lives near the Xinfadi Market at a testing facility at a Sport Center on June 17, in Beijing, China. The authorities in Beijing have begun an operation to contain a potential second wave of coronavirus after 137 new cases were detected, the most in nine weeks.
Pillsbury ready to bake cookie doughs are changing in one huge way
Raw cookie dough is one of the most iconic childhood desserts (OK, maybe it’s good for adults too). But it isn’t always the safest thing in your kitchen. Flour, when not heat treated, and eggs, when not pasteurized, can cause E. coli and salmonella. But now, you can munch on your chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cookies whether they’re cooked or uncooked, since Pillsbury’s line of ready to bake cookie dough products are now safe to eat raw.
Merlin Coles 3, watches the horse racing from Royal Ascot on TV with his dog, whilst sat on his horse at his home in Bere Regis, England, on June 17, as racing resumed behind closed doors after the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Health personnel carry out a disinfection due to the coronavirus crisis, in Villa Fiorito in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on June 17. Villa Fiorito has become one of the new epicenters of the coronavirus in Argentina.
Commuters wear face masks and maintain social distance as preventive measures against the spread of the novel coronavirus, at the metro in Medellin, Colombia, on June 17.
Men walk through a disinfection chamber and get their temperatures measured before entering a gym, after President Nicolas Maduro's government decided to ease the lockdown, in Caracas, Venezuela, on June 17.
An employee walks through a disinfection tunnel manufactured by Russian company Mizotty at the company's factory in Penza, Russia, on June 17.
Visitors wear their face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, as they ride the "Vortex" rollercoaster at the recently reopened Siam Amazing Park in in Bangkok, Thailand, on June 17.
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith and assistant manager John Terry in front of the directors box as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus against Sheffield United, on June 17 in Birmingham, England.
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A woman attends the final exams of her daughter, under strict regulations in post-lockdown Italy, on June 17 at the Liceo J.F. Kennedy high school in Rome, Italy.
A woman watches as healthcare workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) check the temperature of residents of a slum during a check-up camp on June 17 in Mumbai, India.
A health worker approaches a car driver at a mobile testing station on June 17 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
A woman wearing a protective face mask and gloves rides an escalator at a shopping mall on June 16 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to media during a press conference at Parliament on June 17 in Wellington, New Zealand. After 24 days without an active case in the country, two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in New Zealand on Tuesday. The new cases are two people who had been given a compassionate exemption to leave managed isolation to attend a funeral.
People watch a movie at the Skyline Drive-In NYC cinema experience on June 16, in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Health workers check Volkswagen employees before the reopening of the automotive sector as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Puebla, Mexico on June 16.
A daughter hugs her mother at the Geriatric Clinic Três Figueiras on June 16, in Gravatai, Brazil. The clinic created the Tunel do Abraco (hug tunnel) for elderly residents to be able to hug relatives after more than 70 days apart due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tunnel is made of a thick plastic curtain with sleeves, which guarantees the safety of families. After each use, the environment is cleaned by a clinic professional.
People gather at a viewpoint looking at the mediterranean sea in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on June 16. Borders opened up across Europe on Monday after three months of coronavirus closures that began chaotically in March.
A health worker stops the entrance of patient relatives after the hospital was closed due to a reported outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) amongst its medical staff, in La Paz, Bolivia on June 16.
Servicemen rehearse a military parade marking the 75th anniversary of Victory in WWII on June 16 in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Held annually on 9 May, the 2020 parade was rescheduled by Russia's President Vladimir Putin for 24 June amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A staff member checks the temperature of a student on the first day of the reopening of the school in Bangkok on June 16, following its temporary closure due to the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic. Some schools in Thailand have reopened as they adopted preventive measures such as social distancing and regular disinfection to halt the spread of the virus.
French President Emmanuel Macron listens to a researcher as he visits an industrial development laboratory at French drugmaker's vaccine unit Sanofi Pasteur plant, in Marcy-l'Etoile, Lyon, France, on June 16.
A poster asking people to wear a mask is displayed on the entrance door of a classroom at a primary school in Eichenau, Germany, on June 16, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
A waitress serves a meal in a Soviet style cafe in central Moscow, Russia, on June 16. The city of Moscow allowed to start serving at the open terraces from June 16, easing the constraint regime.
Jockeys walk through the service tunnel from the auxiliary weighing room towards the paddock, as racing resumes behind closed doors after the outbreak of the coronavirus, on June 16, in Ascot, England.
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Isolated eating areas in the shape of "dome" as a measure against coronavirus pandemic, are seen at a restaurant with Halic view in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 16.
Salon staff reinforce protection measures against the spread of Covid-19 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on June 16.
Employees wear masks as they disinfect to avoid contamination with the COVID-19 virus at the Mohammed V airport in Casablanca, Morocco, on June 16. The ONDA (National Office of the Airport) in Casablanca, has taken various measures to implement social distancing against COVID-19 while awaiting a reopening expected on July 10 in Morocco.
Graduate students and their professors work on a production line for facemasks, to protect against the spread of the coronavirus, in the Antwerp Design Lab at the University of Antwerp in Antwerp, Belgium, on June 16.
Germany ministers during the launch of government-developed "Corona-Warn-App" on June 16 in Berlin, Germany.
Iranians, mostly wearing face masks, are pictured in the capital Tehran on June 16.
Visitors inside the Kuningan City Mall shopping center, Jakarta, on June 15. The manager of a shopping center or mall in Jakarta reopens its business to a new (normal) order in the midst of the corona virus pandemic.
Bernd Althusmann (CDU, 3rd from left), Minister of Economics in Lower Saxony, opens a round of talks with players from the aviation industry on June 15. The Minister of Economics of Lower Saxony has invited the TUIfly works councils, trade unionists and management representatives to a round table. The travel group, which has come under pressure due to the Corona episodes, intends to cut numerous jobs, including at its own airline Tuifly.
A worker cleans the glass of an enclosure with a giant panda in the Moscow Zoo prior its reopening on June 16 following loosened lockdown restrictions amid the coronavirus disease outbreak in Russia on June 15.
Members of the South Korean military band wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus cross a road during an event to commemorate the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Korean War, in Seoul, South Korea, on June 15.
A nurse attends to a man at a mobile clinic organised by Doctors Without Borders in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Amanda, at El Granjero 2 neighborhood in San Salvador, El Salvador, on June 15.
A staff member cleans a video game player with alcohol at the arcade game center Mikado in Tokyo, Japan on June 15. The arcade reopened after it had stopped business for 65 days amid the coronavirus disease outbreak.
Artists perform with red balloons at a protest in honor of people who died from coronavirus disease during its outbreak in Brasilia, Brazil on June 15.
A woman stands in an escalator with marks for social distancing during reopening at Pondok Indah Mall as the government eases restrictions amid the coronavirus outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia, on June 15.
Social distancing ambassadors man a pop up hand washing station in Piccadilly Circus, on June 15, as further restrictions are lifted in the next stage to bring England out of the coronavirus lockdown.
A flight attendant gives safety instructions to tourists prior to the departure of TUIfly flight, the first package tour flight to Mallorca since March, at Dusseldorf Airport during the coronavirus pandemic on June 15, in Dusselfdorf, Germany.
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A digital sign displaying COVID-19 information is pictured at the Mall of Qatar following its reopening in the capital Doha on June 15, as the country gradually lifts its Covid-19 lockdown.
Despite the surge in cases not being as bad as it appears at first glance, experts warn the situation in India could get a lot worse. “India may be below America right now [in overall cases and deaths], but I’m worried that in a month or six weeks, things are going to look much worse,” says Dr. Ashish Jha, director of Harvard University’s Global Health Institute. Because deaths lag behind new cases by a few weeks, he warns India is yet to see the full impact of the lockdown being eased.
India’s demography could also contribute to the situation worsening. The country of 1.3 billion has huge concentrations of people densely packed into cities, where social distancing is near-impossible. And there is just one hospital bed for every 2,000 Indian citizens, 100 times less than the World Health Organization’s recommendation of one per 20.
Another complicating factor is that the epicenter of the disease is likely to spread away from Delhi and Mumbai, financial centers that are comparatively well-served by healthcare infrastructure, and toward poorer, densely-populated states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar that don’t have the capacity to handle large viral outbreaks, Jha says.
Modi has sought to dispel fears that a second lockdown is on the horizon. He may have no choice, Jha suggests. “India was one of the few countries to lock down before they had a large number of cases,” he says. “But locking down doesn’t eliminate the virus, it just delays. I’m worried that the prolonged lockdown was not used effectively enough, and now we’re starting to see big increases in cases. Another lockdown is going to be very, very hard.”
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