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📰 Letter #76 - India overtakes Brazil as second most Covid-infected country / Metros resume operation / India's business activity rises

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📰 Letter #76 - India overtakes Brazil as second most Covid-infected country / Metros resume operation / India's business activity rises
By Salman Mushir • Issue #76 • View online
Hi. Here’s 5 point updates about what’s happening with COVID-19 in India and across the world.

1. India overtakes Brazil as second most Covid-infected country 🇮🇳
From @viceindia
From @viceindia
With over 90,000 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, India’s total number of COVID-19 cases (4.2 million cases) on Monday, crossed that of Brazil (4.1 million cases), making it the second most affected country after the United States of America (6.9 million cases), according to a live dashboard by the Johns Hopkins University.
Maharashtra accounts for almost 24.77% of these active cases, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 12.64% cases and then Karnataka with 11.58% of the active cases.
2. Increasing gap between COVID-19 Recovered & Active cases of India 📈
3. Metros resume operation 🚈
4. India's business activity rises in early September 😃
Nomura India Business Resumption Index shows further normalisation of activity in early September.
5. In Africa, limited testing and spikes in respiratory illnesses raise concerns 🌍
From @wsj
From @wsj
The global scramble to thwart the coronavirus has a vast blind spot: sub-Saharan Africa.⁠
In Tanzania, the government outlawed coronavirus testing and declared its national outbreak defeated, even as hundreds of people died monthly from unexplained respiratory problems. In Zambia, 28 people died at home on a single July day with Covid-19-like symptoms while waiting to be tested. In South Sudan, government forces barricaded thousands of people inside refugee camps, claiming they were infected but refusing to conduct tests.⁠
A lack of testing capacity, limited access to data and secretive governments across Africa have made it appear as if many of the world’s most impoverished economies have avoided the worst effects of a disease. Data on the virus’s spread across the continent is woefully limited. Sub-Saharan Africa’s 46 nations, with a population of a billion people, have conducted a total of 6.3 million coronavirus tests. New York State, with a population of 20 million, has conducted eight million tests.⁠
This newsletter is created by - @salmanmushir, from Bangalore, India. I host a podcast called Salman Needs A Job, and I create content about jobs on my Instagram and YouTube.
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